WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 7/26

Jul 26th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx, 8pm ET

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

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

Lynx Injury Report: Jessica Shepard (illness) is AVAILABLE. Rachel Banham (thumb), Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) are OUT.

Lynx Confirmed Lineup: Lindsay Allen, Kayla McBride, Diamond Miller, Napheesa Collier, Dorka Juhász

Over the last five games, Brittney Sykes has logged a team-high 28.0% usage rate, the fifth-highest league-wide during that span. She's averaged 20.2 points, scoring 87.5% of them in the restricted area. However, Washington lost three of those five contests. Meanwhile, the Lynx have lost four of their last five games by an average of 17.4 points per game. Their defense has struggled as they've allowed a league-high 94.0 points per game during the skid. Minnesota will need Kayla McBride to contribute more offensively as she's averaged just 8.6 points per game on 30.4% shooting over those last five outings.