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Week Six WNBA News and Updated Power Rankings

by Nina Samone
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As another action-packed week in the WNBA comes to a close, let’s take some time to reflect on the weekly accomplishments, highlights and overall updates we witnessed before launching full steam ahead into week seven.

For starters, our updated Power Rankings for the week.

In the Eastern Conference we have:

  1. New York Liberty (12-2)
  2. Connecticut Sun (12-1)
  3. Indiana Fever (5-10)
  4. Atlanta Dream (5-6)
  5. Chicago Sky (4-9)
  6. Washington Mystics (2-12

And last but not least in the West:

  1. Minnesota Lynx (10-3)
  2. Seattle Storm (9-5)
  3. Las Vegas Aces (6-6)
  4. Phoenix Mercury (7-7)
  5. Los Angeles Sparks (4-10)
  6. Dallas Wings (3-9)

Now let’s dive into some highlights from our historic WNBA week six.

Early in the week in a loss against the Connecticut Sun, 6-foot-4 Los Angeles Sparks forward, and No. 2 draft pick Cameron Brink went down holding her knee early in the game. Heartbreakingly, it was later confirmed to be a torn ACL.

“You never think it will happen to you,” said Brink via her Instagram. “It’s not goodbye basketball it’s just a see you later.” Numerous players and fans have sent prayers and wished the young player well and to have a quick recovery.

Angel Reese is unsurprisingly in the spotlight again as she extends her consecutive double-double games now to seven – the most by a rookie in WNBA history.

A’ja Wilson and Caitlin Clark are some of the top players in contention for the WNBA All-Star team after the first round of voting.

Speaking of A’ja Wilson, the Las Vegas Aces triumphed over the Connecticut Sun on Friday, June 21st – giving the Sun only their second loss on the season!

“…You prep yourself for these moments so they’re not unfamiliar to you,” said A’ja Wilson per the WNBA’s Postgame Sound. “You love to be in these moments and shine the brightest.”

Wilson led all scorers with a massive 26-point, 16-rebound double-double and extended her 20+ game streak to 17 – a new WNBA record.

Next week teams will prepare for the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game presented by Coinbase on Tuesday, June 25th at 8pm EST. The game will be held at the UBS Arena in Elmont, NY and feature talents from the Minnesota Lynx and the New York Liberty.

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