WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 8/5

Aug 5th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury, 10:00pm ET

Storm Injury Report: None reported.

Storm Confirmed Lineup: Sami Whitcomb, Jewell Loyd, Gabby Williams, Ezi Magbegor, Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu

Mercury Injury Report: Brittney Griner is expected to be available. Skylar Diggins-Smith (maternity leave) is OUT.

Mercury Confirmed Lineup: Diana Taurasi, Moriah Jefferson, Sophie Cunningham, Brianna Turner, Brittney Griner

Seattle and Phoenix have struggled on both sides of the ball all season. However, their poor offensive play has stood out as both teams rank bottom three in offensive rating. The Storm and Mercury also rank bottom three in points per game as they're scoring 78.2 and 76.6 points per game respectively. Diana Taurasi has done her part for Phoenix as she's averaged a league-high 31.7 points per game over the last three outings. Megan Gustafson has also held her own in Brittney Griner's absence, averaging 14.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game during that span.