WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 8/19

Aug 19th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Los Angeles Sparks at Las Vegas Aces, 3pm ET

Sparks Injury Report: Lexie Brown (illness), Chiney Ogwumike (foot), Nia Clouden (knee), Katie Lou Samuelson (maternity leave) are OUT.

Sparks Confirmed Lineup: Jordin Canada, Layshia Clarendon, Karlie Samuelson, Nneka Ogwumike, Azurá Stevens

Aces Injury Report: TBD

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

After losing three straight, the Sparks have won three in a row. During the streak, their 41.8% three-point percentage has been the league's third-best, and Jordin Canada has averaged the third-most assists per game (7.3) of any player. They'll need her to be that same playmaker against the Aces as Las Vegas allows the fourth-fewest assists per game (19.6). Chelsea Gray is coming off one of her best games of the season where she recorded 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists against the Liberty. She's shooting 50.9% from the field on 11.4 attempts per game in August.