Prepping for playoffs

WNBA playoff format.

Playoff schedule.

Round one preview: #5 Fever vs. #8 Mercury

#6 Atlanta vs. #7 Storm

The Indy Star says the new playoff format is a head-scratcher.

There is buzz from the new format.

It’s a new format, but the Lynx are still the favorites.

WNBA team news:

The Storm excelled in the home stretch and carry that momentum into the playoffs.

The Lynx are making St. Paul home for the playoffs.

The Sun found chemistry at season’s end. The rookies are providing a glimpse of the future.

WNBA player news:

The Mercury’s Penny Taylor is looking for overtime in the playoffs.

Nneka Ogwumike is the most efficient shooter ever professional basketball.

Sue Bird and Tina Charles are setting the standard in the WNBA, say UConn people.

Breanna Stewart is taking the Storm by storm.

Jasmine Thomas and Nneka Ogwumike are the Eastern and Western Conference players of the week.

WNBA coach news:

So long to Dan Hughes – one of the best coaches the WNBA has seen.

Tamika Catchings:

More on the GOAT’s final regular-season home game and retirement ceremony yesterday.

Her account of the day’s events.

She began her day with church.

It was a perfect finish for Catchings.

She is forever an icon.