Mercury might have too much firepower for Silver Stars

Updated: August 29, 2007, 11:06 AM ET
By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com

Top-seeded Phoenix had second-seeded San Antonio's number in the regular season, winning three of their four matchups. Will the story stay the same in the Western Conference finals? A look at how the teams match up heading into Thursday's opener (ESPN Classic, 8 p.m. ET):

In Phoenix's favor

First and foremost, Paul Westhead's philosophy gets the Mercury off on the right foot. He tells his players to shoot the ball whenever they can. If the point guard delivers the ...

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