WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 8/26

Aug 26th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics, 7pm ET

Aces Injury Report: TBD

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

Mystics Injury Report: Elena Delle Donne (hip), Natasha Cloud (illness), Queen Egbo (ankle) are ACTIVE. Kristi Toliver (foot) is OUT.

Mystics Confirmed Lineup: Natasha Cloud, Ariel Atkins, Brittney Sykes, Elena Delle Donne, Shakira Austin

The Aces continue to dominate offensively as they've recorded 103.0 points per game over their last two outings. In August, Las Vegas is averaging a league-high 91.4 points per game while their 38.0% three-point percentage has been the league's second-best. That efficiency from long-range should continue in this matchup as teams have converted 41.4% of their threes against the Mystics this month. Washington has a bottom-four 106.3 defensive rating over their last 10 games.

New York Liberty at Minnesota Lynx, 8pm ET

Liberty Injury Report: Marine Johannès (foot) is OUT.

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

Lynx Injury Report: Lindsay Allen (thumb), Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) are OUT.

Lynx Confirmed Lineup: Tiffany Mitchell, Kayla McBride, Diamond Miller, Napheesa Collier, Jessica Shepard

The Liberty's 102.4 defensive rating in June and July has jumped to a league-best 94.0 in August, and Breanna Stewart has greatly contributed to that progress. This month, Stewart has averaged a league-high 2.4 blocks per game and a team-high 2.0 steals per game. Over the last 10 outings, the Lynx have committed the second-most turnovers per game (15.2), and Diamond Miller's 5.8 turnovers per 100 possessions have been the ninth-most league-wide.