After a wild final Sunday of the regular season, the WNBA playoffs are officially set.
The New York Liberty are the last team in, courtesy of the Dallas Wings defeating the Los Angeles Sparks. The Wings secured the seventh seed with their win, the Chicago Sky finished in sixth and the Phoenix Mercury held onto the fifth seed. The Minnesota Lynx overtook the Seattle Storm over the weekend, leaving the Storm with the fourth seed, the Lynx with the third and the Aces second.
At the top of the standings, the Connecticut Sun are riding their 14-game win streak into the playoffs with the No. 1 overall seed and a double-round bye along with Las Vegas.
THE PLAYOFFS ARE SET:1. Connecticut Sun2. Las Vegas Aces3. Minnesota Lynx4. Seattle Storm5. Phoenix Mercury6. Chicago Sky7. Dallas Wings8. New York LibertyGET READY🍿 pic.twitter.com/C2ffaD6h8H— WSLAM (@wslam) September 19, 2021
THE PLAYOFFS ARE SET:1. Connecticut Sun2. Las Vegas Aces3. Minnesota Lynx4. Seattle Storm5. Phoenix Mercury6. Chicago Sky7. Dallas Wings8. New York LibertyGET READY🍿 pic.twitter.com/C2ffaD6h8H
The first round, one of two single-elimination series, will tip off this Thursday on ESPN2.
Meanwhile, Minnesota and Seattle await their opponents in the second round, taking place Sunday with time and network to be announced at a later date. The Lynx, as the No. 3 seed, will play the lower remaining seed.
The Sun and Aces await the final two teams to survive the knockout rounds in the semifinals. Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-five series will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Game 1, Tuesday, Sept. 28
Game 2, Thursday, Sept. 30
Game 3, Sunday Oct. 3
Game 4*, Wednesday, Oct. 6
Game 5*, Friday, Oct. 8
The WNBA Finals will take place the week of Oct. 10, with the first game broadcast on ABC at 3 p.m. ET.
*Games 4 and 5, if needed
**All game times ET