WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 8/3

Aug 3rd 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Atlanta Dream at Phoenix Mercury, 10:00pm ET

Dream Injury Report: None reported.

Dream Confirmed Lineup: Danielle Robinson, Allisha Gray, Rhyne Howard, Nia Coffey, Cheyenne Parker

Mercury Injury Report: Brittney Griner (mental health), Skylar Diggins-Smith (maternity leave) are OUT.

Mercury Confirmed Lineup: Diana Taurasi, Moriah Jefferson, Sophie Cunningham, Brianna Turner, Megan Gustafson

Diana Taurasi is shooting 41.3% from the field this season, her highest percentage since 2018. Over the last eight games, she's had the second-best three-point percentage (42.1%) among players with at least five attempts per game. During that span, she has led the team with a 28.0% usage and 31.4% assist rate.

The Dream match up well against Phoenix, particularly in terms of rebounding. Atlanta's 36.5 rebounds per game are the third most of any team while the Mercury pull down a league-low 30.6 per game. Megan Gustafson has started the last two games, averaging 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game.