WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 8/25

Aug 25th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream, 8pm 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

Dream Injury Report: Allisha Gray (ankle), Nia Coffey (hand) are OUT.

Dream Confirmed Lineup: Danielle Robinson, Aari McDonald, Rhyne Howard, Monique Billings, Cheyenne Parker

The Sparks have won seven of their last 10 games and are currently on a five-game win streak. After an inconsistent start to the season, they have the league's fourth-best defensive rating (99.4) and fifth-best Net Rating (-1.2). Their recent improved play should set them up well against the Dream, who have lost four of their last five games. Atlanta's 76.8 points per game have been the league's second-fewest over that stretch. However, they've won two of three games against the Sparks this season led by Rhyne Howard's 25.0 points per game.