WNBA Playoffs TV Information


The WNBA playoffs here, and only two teams remain.

The Connecticut Sun rolled through the regular season, winning their final 14 games on the season, but they were knocked out in the semifinals by the Chicago Sky. The Sky will now take on the No. 5 Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA Finals.

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, while the WNBA Finals are set to began 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 ESPN.com 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. 6 Chicago Sky d. No. 1 Connecticut Sun 3-1

-Game 1: Chicago Sky 101, Connecticut Sun 95 (2OT)

-Game 2: Connecticut Sun 79, Chicago Sky 68


-Game 3: Chicago Sky 86, Connecticut Sun 83

-Game 4: Chicago Sky 79, Connecticut Sun 69

No. 5 Phoenix Mercury d. No. 2 Las Vegas Aces 3-2

-Game 1: Las Vegas Aces 96, Phoenix Mercury 90

-Game 2: Phoenix Mercury 117, Las Vegas Aces 91

-Game 3: Phoenix Mercury 87, Las Vegas Aces 60

-Game 4: Las Vegas Aces 93, Phoenix Mercury 76

-Game 5: Phoenix Mercury 87, Las Vegas Aces 84

WNBA Finals (Best of 5):

Chicago Sky d. Phoenix Mercury 3-1

-Game 1: Chicago Sky 91, Phoenix Mercury 77

-Game 2: Phoenix Mercury 91, Chicago Sky 86 (OT)

-Game 3: Chicago Sky 86, Phoenix Mercury 50

-Game 4: Chicago Sky 80, Phoenix Mercury 75