WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 8/15

Aug 15th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces, 9pm ET

Liberty Injury Report: Han Xu (rest) is PROBABLE.

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

Aces Injury Report: Candace Parker (foot), Riquna Williams (NWT) are OUT.

Aces Confirmed Lineup: Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, A'ja Wilson, Kiah Stokes

Kiah Stokes' 16.9% rebound rate is a team-best since the All-Star break and is top-three league-wide among players who have played at least eight games during that span. Jonquel Jones, however, has the league's highest rebound rate (20.8%) in that stretch and was vital to nullifying Stokes and helping defeat the Aces four games ago. Despite allowing the second-fewest paint points since the break, the Aces were outscored in the paint in that matchup 36-26. A'ja Wilson was held to nine points in that contest partly thanks to missing a portion due to an in-game injury. Wilson's 348 total points in the paint are the most in the league this season. Expect a competitive frontcourt battle in the Commissioner's Cup Final.