The pressure is on Seattle's defense to try and hold Minnesota's high-powered offense in check when the two collide in the Western Conference semifinals.
With Brittney Griner playing limited minutes and Diana Taurasi frustrated by foul trouble, the Mercury fell below .500 as Seattle rallied for an 88-79 victory at KeyArena.
As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Michelle Smith takes a look at the Seattle Storm.
Defending champion Minnesota is the favorite in its Western Conference semifinals playoff series with Seattle.
With only nine games left in the regular season, Seattle looks bound for the playoffs. But Lauren Jackson and the Storm hope to raise their level of play before the postseason arrives.
It's time to tip off the most exciting part of the WNBA season -- the playoffs. Who has what it takes to win a WNBA title?
One of the WNBA's most competitive rivalries resumes in the first round when Phoenix tries to take down Seattle, which topped the Mercury in three of their four meetings this year.
Once known for her changing hair color, piercings and tattoos, she's now an ardent student and activist. She lives life as she plays -- giving her all every moment.
Though Seattle hasn't been as dominant as last year, it hopes to peak for the playoffs. Do that and anything can happen.