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WNBA Playoffs 2022: Bracket, schedule, dates, TV channels and more

The Aces and Sky will enter the 2022 WNBA Playoffs as the top two title favorites, but the road to the WNBA Finals will be full of challenges.

The Sun, Storm and Mystics won at least 22 games during the regular season and could provide tough tests for the Aces and Sky. It also wouldn’t be wise to completely write off an underdog like the Liberty, as they’ve won six of their last eight games and can catch fire quickly from 3-point range.

With so many stars and storylines on the line, there’s at least one certainty: basketball fans will have plenty of WNBA action to enjoy in the coming weeks.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2022 WNBA Playoffs, including a complete bracket and information on how to watch every game.

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How to watch WNBA playoff games

WNBA Playoff games will air on the ESPN family of networks. Viewers can also stream games via Watch ESPN or Sling TV.

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2022 WNBA Playoff Schedule

Wednesday, August 17 (first day of the WNBA Playoffs)

game Time (ET) television channel
Freedom against sky 8 p.m ESPN2
Mercury against Ace 10 p.m ESPN

Thursday, August 18

game Time (ET) television channel
Wings against Sol 8 p.m ESPNU
Mystics against the storm 10 p.m ESPN2

Saturday, August 20

game Time (ET) television channel
Freedom against sky midday ESPN
Mercury against Ace 9 p.m ESPN2

Sunday, August 21

game Time (ET) television channel
Wings against Sol midday ABC
Mystics against the storm 4 p.m ESPN

How will the WNBA Playoffs work?

  • Each of the top eight teams in the standings (regardless of conference) will earn a spot in the WNBA Playoffs.
  • Each of those eight teams will play in a best-of-three first-round series. The larger teams will host Games 1 and 2.
  • Each of the teams that advance to the semifinals will play a best-of-five series. The larger teams will host Games 1, 2 and 5.
  • The WNBA Finals will also be a best-of-five series.

2022 WNBA standings

seed team registration The games are back
1. Las Vegas Aces* 26-10
2. Chicago Sky* 26-10
3. Connecticut Sun* 25-11 1
4. Seattle Storm* 22-14 4
5. Washington Mystics* 22-14 4
6. Dallas Wings* 18-18 8
7. New York Liberty* 16-20 10
8. Phoenix Mercury* 15-21 11
Minnesota lynx 14-22 12
Atlanta Dream 14-22 12
Los Angeles Sparks 13-23 13
Indiana fever 5-31 21

* clinched WNBA playoff berth

Eliminated from WNBA playoff contention: Dream, Fever, Lynx, Sparks


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