WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 9/24

Sep 24th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Connecticut Sun at New York Liberty, 1pm ET

Sun Injury Report: TBD

Sun Confirmed Lineup: Natisha Hiedeman, Tiffany Hayes, Rebecca Allen, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas

Liberty Injury Report: TBD

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

The Sun lost all four matchups against the Liberty during the regular season. In order to compete in this series, Connecticut will need to lean on its defense after posting the second-best Defensive Rating (98.8) of any team this year. In the most recent meeting with New York, the Sun gave up 89 points as the Liberty shot 54.8% from the field and won the rebounding battle by 13 boards. Breanna Stewart averaged 20.0 points per game against Connecticut and remains the head of the snake on this Liberty team as the semi-finals begin.

Dallas Wings at Las Vegas Aces, 5pm ET

Wings Injury Report: TBD

Wings Confirmed Lineup: Crystal Dangerfield, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Natasha Howard, Teaira McCowan

Aces Injury Report: TBD

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

Las Vegas' 92.8 points per game led the league during the regular season, and they'll need to maintain that offensive prowess against a Wings squad that was also top-three in scoring. Dallas won just one of four games against the Aces this year. The Wings led the league with 38.7 rebounds per game, and they will look to exploit Las Vegas on the glass in this series. In the last game between these teams, the Aces managed to grab 15 more boards than the Wings which contributed to a 20-point win.