Jayda Evans’ power rankings
|Jayda Evans’ power rankings
|Last week’s rankings in parentheses
||Votes still being cast, but rookie Shoni Schimmel apparent front-runner in All-Star balloting.
||Australian forward Penny Taylor just made first start since returning from knee surgery.
||In back-to-back defeats, allowed Atlanta and Phoenix to score 50 points each in opening half.
||MVP Tamika Catchings (back) might not make season debut until after July All-Star break.
||Epiphanny Prince returned from overseas but team lost Elena Delle Donne (Lyme disease).
||Trade pickup Alex Bentley went 22 of 36 from the field in Sun’s past three victories.
||Courtney Paris shined during four-game winning streak and is candidate for most improved.
||Three-game skid is bad news for team that signed coach to new contract, had high hopes.
||Positive is road games against the Eastern Conference all done; negative is 2-4 finish.
||Stars thump L.A. and Spurs win fifth championship, so everyone’s happy in San Antonio.
||Mystics had 21 turnovers in defeat against Atlanta on Sunday, averaging 16.7 overall.
||Tina Charles demanded trade to Liberty; fans want better return than three straight defeats.