Taurasi doubtful vs. Lynx after making '19 debut

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi is listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Lynx after scoring five points in her season debut Friday.

Taurasi played 16 minutes in the loss to the Connecticut Sun, her first game back since offseason back surgery.

The former UConn star tweaked her back and was being looked at by the team's trainer after the game. She was not made available to reporters after the game.

Connecticut (10-6), which outscored Phoenix by 21 points in the second half, had three players finish with a double-double for the third time in team history.

Jonquel Jones had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Courtney Williams added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas and Shekinna Stricklen added 11 points apiece to help Connecticut avoid its first six-game losing streak since 2016.

DeWanna Bonner had 20 points and eight rebounds for Phoenix (7-7), and Brittney Griner added 10 points and three blocks. The Mercury had won five of their previous six games.

Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.