Here's how to watch all 19 WNBA playoff games in 2021

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The WNBA playoffs here, and only four teams remain.

The Connecticut Sun rolled through the regular season, winning their final 14 games on the season. Can any team slow them down? 

Here's everything you need to know about the 2021 WNBA playoffs.

When are the 2021 WNBA Playoffs?

The 2021 WNBA playoffs began on Thursday, Sept. 23. The WNBA Finals are set to begin on Oct. 10.

How do the WNBA Playoffs work?

The eight teams with the best record, regardless of conference, advance to the WNBA playoffs. Regular season records determine those seeds.

The top two seeds earn a double-bye to the semifinal round, while the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds earn byes into the second round. Seeds Nos. 5-8 will partake in a one-game playoff as to which team advances into the second round.

The first and second rounds of the WNBA playoffs are single-elimination, but the semifinal round and WNBA Finals each being a best-of-five series. 

How to watch the WNBA Playoffs?

All 19 WNBA playoff games will be broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2. You can stream every game at or the ESPN app.

2021 WNBA Playoffs Schedule

First Round (Single Elimination)

Chicago Sky 81, Dallas Wings 64

Phoenix Mercury 83, New York Liberty 82

Second Round (Single Elimination)

Phoenix Mercury 85, Seattle Storm 80 (OT)

Chicago Sky 89, Minnesota Lynx 76

Semifinals (Best of 5)

No. 1 Connecticut Sun vs. No. 6 Chicago Sky

Chicago Sky 101, Connecticut Sun 95 (2OT)

-Game 2: Thursday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

-Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 3, TBD (TBD)

-Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 6, TBD (ESPN)*

-Game 5: Friday, Oct. 8, TBD (ESPN2)*

No. 2 Las Vegas Aces vs. No. 5 Phoenix Mercury


Las Vegas Aces 96, Phoenix Mercury 90

-Game 2: Thursday, Sept. 30, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

-Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 3, TBD (TBD)

-Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 6, TBD (ESPN)*

-Game 5: Friday, Oct. 8, TBD (ESPN2)*

WNBA Finals (Best of 5)

-Game 1: Sunday, Oct. 10, 3 p.m. (ABC)

-Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

-Game 3: Friday, Oct. 15, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

-Game 4: Sunday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m. (ESPN)*

-Game 5: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)*

* - if necessary