2022 WNBA playoffs: Scores, bracket, schedule, TV channel, watch on-line, begin instances with semifinals underway

August 29, 2022
2022 WNBA playoffs: Scores, bracket, schedule, TV channel, watch on-line, begin instances with semifinals underway

Sunday was upset day within the 2022 WNBA playoffs, as each decrease seeds bought street wins in Recreation 1 of their respective semi-final sequence. Up first, Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd led the Seattle Storm previous the No. 1 general seed Las Vegas Aces, 76-73. Within the second recreation of the day, the Connecticut Solar used their protection and physicality to grind out a win over the defending champion Chicago Sky, 68-63. Each sequence will resume on Wednesday evening. 

One other new playoff format has debuted this yr, because the league has scrapped the first- and second-round byes in favor of a regular three-round bracket format. The primary spherical was best-of-three, and the semifinals and Finals might be best-of-five. The semifinals and Finals will use a regular 2-2-1 format, with the upper seed internet hosting Video games 1, 2 and 5, if essential, and the decrease seed internet hosting Video games 3 and 4, if essential. 

2022 WNBA playoff bracket

This is a take a look at all the schedule:

Semifinals (best-of-five)

Sunday, Aug. 28 (Recreation 1s)

  • Storm 76, Aces 73 (Storm lead 1-0)
  • Solar 68, Sky 63 (Solar lead 1-0)

Wednesday, Aug. 31 (Recreation 2s)

  • No. 3 Connecticut Solar at No. 2 Chicago Sky — 8 p.m. ET | ESPN2
  • No. 4 Seattle Storm at No. 1 Las Vegas Aces — 10 p.m. ET | ESPN2 

Sunday, Sept. 4 (Recreation 3s)

  • No. 2 Chicago Sky at No. 3 Connecticut Solar — 1 p.m. ET | ESPN2 
  • No. 1 Las Vegas Aces at No. 4 Seattle Storm — 3 p.m. ET | ABC

Tuesday, Sept. 6 (Recreation 4s)*

  • No. 2 Chicago Sky at No. 3 Connecticut Solar — TBD | ESPN2
  • No. 1 Las Vegas Aces at No. 4 Seattle Storm — TBD | ESPN2

Thursday, Sept. 8 (Recreation 5s)*

  • No. 3 Connecticut Solar at No. 2 Chicago Sky — TBD | ESPN2
  • No. 4 Seattle Storm at No. 1 Las Vegas Aces — TBD | ESPN2
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* If essential

Finals (best-of-five)

Sunday, Sept. 11 (Recreation 1)

  • TBD vs. TBD — 3 p.m. ET | ABC

Tuesday, Sept. 13 (Recreation 2)

  • TBD vs. TBD — 9 p.m. ET | ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 15 (Recreation 3)

  • TBD vs. TBD — 9 p.m. ET | ESPN

Sunday, Sept. 18 (Recreation 4)*

  • TBD vs. TBD — 4 p.m. ET | ESPN

Tuesday, Sept. 20 (Recreation 5)*

  • TBD vs. TBD — 9 p.m. ET | ESPN

* If essential

First spherical (best-of-three)

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (Recreation 1s)

  • Liberty 98, Sky 91 (Liberty lead 1-0) 
  • Aces 79, Mercury 63 (Aces lead 1-0)

Thursday, Aug. 18 (Recreation 1s)

  • Solar 93, Wings 68 (Solar lead 1-0)
  • Storm 86, Mystics 83 (Storm lead 1-0)
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Saturday, Aug. 20 (Recreation 2s)

  • Sky 100, Liberty 62 (Collection tied 1-1)
  • Aces 117, Mercury 80 (Aces win sequence 2-0)

Sunday, Aug. 21 (Recreation 2s)

  • Wings 89, Solar 79 (Collection tied 1-1)
  • Storm 97, Mystics 84 (Storm win sequence 2-0)

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (Recreation 3)

  • Sky 90, New York Liberty 72 (Sky win sequence 2-1)

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (Recreation 3)

  • Solar 73, Wings 58 (Solar win sequence 2-1)