WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 9/29

Sep 29th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun, 7:30pm ET

Liberty Injury Report: Han Xu (overseas) is OUT.

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

Sun Injury Report: Rebecca Allen (illness) is AVAILABLE. Brionna Jones (Achilles) is OUT.

Sun Confirmed Lineup: Natisha Hiedeman, Tiffany Hayes, Olivia Nelson-Ododa, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas

This series is tied after the Liberty pulled out a crucial win last game. Important to note from that contest is that New York won despite a poor shooting night from Breanna Stewart. She made 23.1% of her field goal attempts and converted just one of four three-point shots. For Connecticut, the key to the series moving forward will be to defend better beyond the arc. The Liberty shot 29.6% from deep in the series-opening loss, but that percentage jumped up to 38.5% in the last contest. Betnijah Laney led the way from that area in Game 2 as she converted five of her seven three-point attempts.

Las Vegas Aces at Dallas Wings, 9:30pm ET

Aces Injury Report: TBD

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

Wings Injury Report: TBD

Wings Confirmed Lineup: Odyssey Sims, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Natasha Howard, Teaira McCowan

A’ja Wilson has dominated over the last two games as she’s logged a series-high 66.7% shooting percentage and a team-high 30.6% usage rate. After scoring 26 of her 34 points in the paint in Game 1, the Wings allowed just 28 total paint points to the Aces in Game 2. Wilson, however, went 10-of-10 from the free-throw line on her way to another 30-point game. The Wings’ point guard position is a situation to monitor moving forward as Odyssey Sims replaced Crystal Dangerfield in the starting lineup for Game 2. Sims logged five assists and one steal in her 28 minutes, but she shot 28.6% from the field.