SBN's network of regional hubs includes both Phoenix and Seattle so those sites are pretty much the destination for all things Western Conference first round preview.
This is where that whole SBN "storystream" feature becomes really useful. We will continue to link you back and forth during the playoffs and host game threads on Swish Appeal, but for an overview of the Western Conference, check out the following links:
Seattle Storm (1) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (4): The Quest For A Title Begins (Matchup preview coming later today)
Phoenix Mercury (2) vs. San Antonio Silver Stars (3): Phoenix Mercury Playoff Preview: Primed For Sweep Of San Antonio Silver Stars