WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 7/19

Jul 19th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Indiana Fever at Washington Mystics, 11:30am ET

Fever Injury Report: NaLyssa Smith (foot), Lexie Hull (nose) are OUT.

Fever Confirmed Lineup: Erica Wheeler, Kelsey Mitchell, Kristy Wallace, Victoria Vivians, Aliyah Boston

Mystics Injury Report: Elena Delle Donne (ankle), Ariel Atkins (ankle), Shakira Austin (hip), Kristi Toliver (foot) are OUT.

Mystics Confirmed Lineup: Natasha Cloud, Brittney Sykes, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Myisha Hines-Allen, Tianna Hawkins

There should continue to be significant opportunities for the Fever rookies while down two starters. Without NaLyssa Smith, Aliyah Boston logged a 24.0% usage rate in the final game before the break, up from 18.3% on the year. Grace Berger played 36 minutes off the bench in that contest after having not played more than 16.5 minutes in any game this season. The Mystics have struggled defensively as of late, with teams scoring 88.8 points per game against them in July.

Dallas Wings at New York Liberty, 1pm ET

Wings Injury Report: Diamond DeShields (knee), Lou Lopez Senechal (knee) are OUT.

Wings Confirmed Lineup: Crystal Dangerfield, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Natasha Howard, Teaira McCowan

Liberty Injury Report: Stefanie Dolson (ankle), Han Xu (overseas) are OUT.

Liberty Confirmed Lineup: Courtney Vandersloot, Sabrina Ionescu, Betnijah Laney, Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones

The Wings have won three straight, led by Arike Ogunbowale's 22.3 points per game during the streak. The Liberty are riding a four-game win streak, propelled by Breanna Stewart's league-leading 28.7 points per game over that span. This month, both Dallas and New York rank top five in rebounds per game and points per game.