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The WNBA playoffs for 2022 have been scheduled, and the first round of games can finally begin.

The Chicago Sky, led by Candace Parker, will try to win their second straight championship, while the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun will try to win their first championships in franchise history.

While Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics look to repeat as champions, the Seattle Storm are hoping to win their fifth championship and send legendary point guard Sue Bird off with a championship parade before she retires.

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You can find everything you need to know about the WNBA playoffs in 2022 right here.

When do the playoffs start for the WNBA?

Two series will kick off their first games on Wednesday, kicking off the first round. Thursday marks the premieres of the other two series. The first round of series is a best-of-three.

Do you know which networks will be airing the playoffs?

The games can be seen on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and NBA TV.

How about streaming the playoff games live?

Watch ESPN (for those with a cable/satellite provider) and the ESPN app both offer live streaming of games.

When do the first-round games start, and who exactly am I facing?

(All times are UTC-5)

Las Vegas Aces (#1) take on the Phoenix Mercury (#8).

The first game ended with the Las Vegas Aces 79 and the Phoenix Mercury 63.

Second game is on Saturday at 9 p.m. in Las Vegas (ESPN2)

No. 2 Chicago Sky vs. No. 7 New York Liberty, Game 3 (if necessary): Tuesday in Phoenix, Time and TV TBD

New York Liberty 98, Chicago Sky 91 in the opening game.

New York Liberty 62, Chicago Sky 100 (Game 2)

Wednesday in New York, time and channel to be determined. It’s the Connecticut Sun versus the sixth-ranked Dallas Wings.

Connecticut Sun 93, Dallas Wings 68 in the opening game.

The second contest will take place at noon on Sunday in Connecticut (ABC)

Wednesday (if needed) for Game 3 in Dallas; Game time and channel to be determined. The Seattle Storm take on the fifth-ranked Washington Mystics.

Washington Mystics 83, Seattle Storm 86 in game one.

Sunday at 4 pm PT is game two, which will be played in Seattle (ESPN)

If necessary, Game 3 will be played on Wednesday in Washington at a time and channel to be determined.

WNBA Playoffs 2022: Matchups, Results, Schedule, and How to Watch the First Round Originally Published on USA TODAY