WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 8/10

Aug 10th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever, 7pm ET

Lynx Injury Report: Dorka Juhász (hamstring) is AVAILABLE. Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) is OUT.

Lynx Confirmed Lineup: Lindsay Allen, Kayla McBride, Diamond Miller, Napheesa Collier, Jessica Shepard

Fever Injury Report: None reported.

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

After dropping two straight, the Lynx pulled out a win last game against Chicago where Napheesa Collier scored 29 points. She's averaging 23.5 points per game over her last two outings. Minnesota will need her strong play to continue against a Fever team that has real talent down low. Over the last three outings, Aliyah Boston's 20.7 points per game have been the league's sixth most and she's grabbed 9.0 rebounds per game. Expect a lot of offense from both Collier and Boston in this matchup as Minnesota (105.2) and Indiana (106.2) have the two worst defensive ratings in the league.

Connecticut Sun at Phoenix Mercury, 10pm ET

Sun Injury Report: TBD

Sun Confirmed Lineup: Natisha Hiedeman, Tiffany Hayes, Rebecca Allen, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas

Mercury Injury Report: Shey Peddy (concussion), Skylar Diggins-Smith (maternity leave) are OUT.

Mercury Confirmed Lineup: Diana Taurasi, Moriah Jefferson, Sophie Cunningham, Brianna Turner, Brittney Griner

Since the All-Star break, the Sun (75.1) and Mercury (78.4) are allowing the fewest points per game. Opponents have struggled from deep against both teams during that span as Phoenix has allowed a league-low 6.3 made threes per game, while Connecticut has allowed just 6.8 per game. The Sun will need to slow down Diana Taurasi, who attempts 7.7 three-pointers per game and has averaged a league-high 25.5 points per game since the break. Her 27.9% usage rate this season is the league's fourth-highest.

Atlanta Dream at Seattle Storm, 10pm ET

Dream Injury Report: None reported.

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

Storm Injury Report: Gabby Williams (foot) is OUT.

Storm Confirmed Lineup: Sami Whitcomb, Jewell Loyd, Jordan Horston, Ezi Magbegor, Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu

Over the last 10 outings, the Dream's 42.2% field goal percentage has been the league's worst. Now, they'll face a Storm team that has had the third-best defensive rating (98.2) over the last five games. In those contests, Ezi Magbegor has averaged 13.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Her productivity down low will be huge in this matchup as teams are averaging the third most rebounds per game against Atlanta this season. Magbegor went scoreless with eight boards in her previous outing against the Dream.