Though the injury-riddled Mystics didn't qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2016, the WNBA playoffs promise to be can't-miss television.
The Seattle Storm's quest for their third title in four years ended, so there will be a new WNBA champion. In the East, the Connecticut Sun won their final 14 games of the regular season and looked as scary as ever after knocking on the door the past few seasons. However, they were beaten by the Chicago Sky in the semifinals.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2021 WNBA Finals.
When are the 2021 WNBA Finals?
The 2021 WNBA Finals began on Oct. 10. The last possible Finals game will be played on Oct. 19.
How to watch the WNBA Finals?
All 19 WNBA playoff games will be broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2, including the WNBA Finals. You can stream every game at ESPN.com or the ESPN app.
2021 WNBA Finals Schedule:
WNBA Finals (Best of 5)
No. 5 Phoenix Mercury tied No. 6 Chicago Sky 1-1
-Game 1: Sky 91, Mercury 77
-Game 2: Mercury 91, Sky 86 (OT)
-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