Last night’s WNBA action

Now it’s Diana Taurasi with the bad back: she missed the Mercury’s game against the Dream last night after falling on her tail bone in Sunday’s contest. Yikes. Atlanta took advantage of her absence and beat Phoenix.

Sue Bird – also out with a bad back – didn’t play last night either, but teammate Lauren Jackson made up for her absence with 31 points.

Becky Hammon, Sophia Young, Jayne Appel and Michelle Snow lead the fan votes for all-star balloting. What? It seems to be a San Antonio conspiracy.

The Mystics held off the Fever.

The Sun beat the Shock, and Tina Charles continues to be a beast.