Sunday’s Games 2 of the WNBA first-round series marked the end of the league’s postseason that year. This year, the WNBA playoffs will now consist of best-of-three series in the first round, with the semifinals and championship game switching to best-of-five formats. There are eight teams in the playoffs, but no higher seed will receive a bye. The Seattle Storm and the Las Vegas Aces both won their quarterfinal series in four games. Visit Yahoo Sports regularly throughout the playoffs for up-to-the-minute coverage.
First-round WNBA playoff pairings
Las Vegas Aces (26-10) vs. Phoenix Mercury (8-30). (15-21)
The New York Liberty (7-27) take on the second-ranked Chicago Sky (26-10). (16-20)
Third-ranked Connecticut Sun (25-11) vs. sixth-ranked Dallas Wings (21-16) (18-18)
Washington Mystics (25-11) vs. Fourth-seeded Seattle Storm (22-14) (22-14)
First round of the WNBA on TV
Times are listed in Eastern Time.
On Wednesday, we kick off the first round of games.
98 in NYC, 91 in Chi-town
79–63 for Las Vegas over Phoenix.
Hartford (CT) 93, Dallas (TX) 68
The final score was Seattle 86, Washington State 83.
First Saturday of the Round 2, Playoff Games
New York is beaten by 100 points in comparison to Chicago’s 62. (Series tied, 1-1)
It was Las Vegas 117, Phoenix 80. (Aces win, 2-0)
Game score: Dallas 89, Connecticut 79 (Series tied, 1-1)
97–84 in favor of Seattle (Storm win, 2-0)
On this coming Tuesday, the third games of the first round will be played.
This evening at 9 p.m., on ESPN, New York will host Chicago.
This Wednesday at 9 o’clock on ESPN, Connecticut will take on Dallas.
Time and channel for the WNBA Finals
First game airs on ESPN at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 28 and features Seattle visiting Las Vegas.
Games 2: Chicago/New York vs. Connecticut/Dallas, 8 p.m. on ESPN2 Games 3: Sunday, September 4 Chicago/New York vs. Connecticut/Dallas, 1 p.m. on ESPN2 Games 4: Tuesday, September 6 Chicago/New York vs. Connecticut/Dallas, 8 p.m. on ESPN2 Games 5: Wednesday, September 7 Chicago/New York vs. Connecticut/Dallas, 8 Games 5, Thursday, September 8: Chicago/New York vs. Connecticut/Dallas (TBD on ESPN2*), Games 6: Las Vegas at Seattle (TBD on ESPN2*), Games 7: Seattle at Las Vegas (TBD on ESPN2*).
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