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Storm Host Mercury In Game 1 Of WNBA Western Conference Finals

After breezing through their first round playoff sweep of the Los Angeles Sparks, the Seattle Storm are ready and rested for their next test: A Western Conference Finals match-up against Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury.

Game 1 of the series tips tonight at 7 PM at Seattle's KeyArena.

It's already been a big week for the Storm, thanks to Wednesday's announcement that forward Lauren Jackson had been named 2010 WNBA MVP and head coach Brian Agler had been named WNBA Coach of the Year

For a full series preview, SB Nation Seattle's Nate Parham has you covered

SB Nation Arizona's Seth Pollack also has a must-read series preview.

If you're looking for some extra reading as you count down until tip off, don't miss Parham's feature look at the Storm's meeting with basketball legend Bill Russell.

Last but not least, here's a great feature look at Lauren Jackson's exciting week, check out this piece by's Kevin Pelton.