We have reached the second round of the WNBA playoffs, as each of the top four teams survived to see another day. One of the criticisms of the previous format had been that the no. 3 and no. 4 seeds were only guaranteed one playoff game apiece; this year, the second- and third-seeded Sky and Sun were both able to rebound from losses to advance to the semifinals anyway.
The WNBA semifinals are a best-of-five series, as they have been since 2016 when the league revamped playoff seeding to eliminate conferences. It’s a classic 2-2-1 format; the higher seed hosts the first two games and then returns home for a decisive Game 5 if necessary.
We’ve created this coverage hub to keep track of everything related to the semifinal round: previews, recaps, analyses, and more.
Here is a schedule for the second round of WNBA playoff action.
No. 1 Las Vegas Aces vs. No. 4 Seattle Storm (Aces win 3-1)
Game 1: Seattle at Las Vegas, Sunday Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 2: Seattle at Las Vegas, Wednesday Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 3: Las Vegas at Seattle, Sunday Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 4: Las Vegas at Seattle, Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2
No. 2 Chicago Sky vs. No. 3 Connecticut Sun (Sun win 3-2)
Game 1: Connecticut at Chicago, Sunday Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 2: Connecticut at Chicago, Wednesday Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 3: Chicago at Connecticut, Sunday Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 4: Chicago at Connecticut, Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 5: Connecticut at Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2