WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 7/7

Jul 7th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Indiana Fever at Washington Mystics, 7pm ET

Fever Injury Report: None reported

Fever Confirmed Lineup: Erica Wheeler, Kelsey Mitchell, Lexie Hull, NaLyssa Smith, Aliyah Boston

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

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

After some promising performances, the Fever have lost five straight games by an average of 10.4 points per game. Aliyah Boston has consistently been phased out of the offense in the fourth quarter. Against the Mystics, Indiana will have to keep Boston involved throughout the entirety of the game. It will be difficult though, considering teams are scoring 32.8 points in the paint per game against Washington this season.

Atlanta Dream at Chicago Sky, 8pm ET

Dream Injury Report: Aari McDonald (shoulder) is OUT.

Dream Confirmed Lineup: Danielle Robinson, Allisha Gray, Rhyne Howard, Nia Coffey, Cheyenne Parker

Sky Injury Report: Ruthy Hebard (maternity leave) is PROBABLE/AVAILABLE. Isabelle Harrison (knee), Rebekah Gardner (foot) are OUT.

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

Atlanta's addition of Allisha Gray has paid off as she's averaging a career and team-high 18.4 points per game. Her 3.1 assists per game are also the most of her career. Gray's presence has taken some offensive pressure off Rhyne Howard, who is shooting 40.6% from deep. The Dream will need to play better defensively as teams are averaging a league-high 88.8 points per game against them.

Las Vegas Aces at Dallas Wings, 8pm ET

Aces Injury Report: Kelsey Plum (illness) is ACTIVE. Riquna Williams (back) is OUT.

Aces Confirmed Lineup: Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, A'ja Wilson, Candace Parker

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

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

These teams are set to meet for the second time in three days. The Aces won the last meeting, but not in the blowout fashion that many have come to expect from them. The Wings (84.2 points per game) are one of the league's highest-scoring teams, and they'll need all of that offensive prowess if they expect to beat the Aces. Las Vegas is allowing 78.3 points per game this season.

Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx, 8pm ET

Mercury Injury Report: Diana Taurasi (rest), Skylar Diggins-Smith (maternity leave) are OUT.

Mercury Confirmed Lineup: Moriah Jefferson, Sophie Cunningham, Michaela Onyenwere, Brianna Turner, Brittney Griner

Lynx Injury Report: Tiffany Mitchell (wrist), Jessica Shepard (illness), Aerial Powers (ankle), Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) are OUT.

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

The Mercury held their own in a close loss to the Liberty last game. Now, they'll face a Lynx team that has won four straight. Minnesota hasn't lost since Diamond Miller returned from injury and they'll have a good shot to make it five straight wins tonight. Napheesa Collier has played like an MVP candidate, averaging 22.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. She's been even better over the last four games, averaging 28.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.