Playoffs – here we go

Minnesota is the favorite going in, ESPN says.

Lynx vs. Storm preview.

Sun vs. Liberty preview.

Silver Stars vs. Sparks preview.

Fever vs. Dream preview.

Other WNBA business:

I’m smelling an MVP prelude…..Candace Parker and Tina Charles are Western and Eastern Conference players of the week.

Lindsay Whalen is the 2012 Peak Performer for assists for the second straight year.

Sophia Young has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Silver Stars.

Cappie Pondexter has signed for three more years with the Liberty.

Former Miami superstars Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams will play overseas this winter.

The Seattle Times talks to the Storm owners.