WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 7/28

Jul 28th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty, 8pm ET

Lynx Injury Report: Naphessa Collier (ankle), Rachel Banham (thumb), Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) are OUT.

Lynx Confirmed Lineup: Lindsay Allen, Kayla McBride, Diamond Miller, Nikolina Milić, Dorka Juhász

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

Liberty Confirmed Lineup: Sabrina Ionescu, Marine Johannès, Betnijah Laney, Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones

The Lynx have won two of their last three games but have struggled against top teams all season. They are 0-10 when facing the Aces, Sun, Dream, and Wings. Minnesota hasn't faced New York yet due to their previously scheduled matchup in June being postponed.

The Liberty have won seven of their last eight contests. Over that span, they've ranked top-three in points (90.8) and rebounds (38.8) per game. After starting the season slowly, Jonquel Jones has played better over her last five outings as she's averaged 16.2 points and a league-leading 11.0 rebounds per game during that span.

Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky, 8pm ET

Storm Injury Report: None reported

Storm Confirmed Lineup: Sami Whitcomb, Jewell Loyd, Gabby Williams, Ezi Magbegor, Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu

Sky Injury Report: Isabelle Harrison (knee), Rebekah Gardner (foot), Sika Koné (overseas) are OUT.

Sky Confirmed Lineup: Marina Mabrey, Courtney Williams, Kahleah Copper, Alanna Smith, Elizabeth Williams

The Storm continue to struggle as they've lost 10 straight games. During the losing streak, they rank bottom-three in turnovers, assists, and points per game. Like Seattle, the Sky haven't found any consistency this year. They've lost five of their last six games even with Kahleah Copper doing everything in her power to keep them in the playoff hunt. Copper has led the team in scoring in each of those six games, leading the league with 24.8 points per game over that span.

Washington Mystics at Dallas Wings, 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

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

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

The Mystics are battling through injury issues and their replacement starters have held their own recently. Since entering the starting lineup four games ago, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough has averaged 9.0 points and 2.5 assists in 32.8 minutes per game. Myisha Hines-Allen has started each of the last five games, averaging 6.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Washington will need them to play well in this matchup against Dallas, who have won five of their last six games. The Wings' 85.8 points per game are the third-most of any team.