WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 8/17

Aug 17th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces, 10pm ET

Liberty Injury Report: None reported.

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

Aces Injury Report: TBD

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

Poor perimeter defense has hurt Las Vegas lately. Before the All-Star break, the Aces allowed the second-fewest three-point attempts (20.3) per game. In nine games since the break, their opponents have attempted a league-high 25.1 threes per game. The Liberty took 35 shots from the perimeter in the Commisioner's Cup Final on Tuesday, led by Sabrina Ionescu's eight attempts. Marine Johannès shot 71.4% from three-point range after seven attempts in just 14 minutes. In the last two matchups between these teams, New York has attempted 73 threes while converting 43.8% of them.