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2022 WNBA playoffs: Scores, bracket, schedule, TV channel, watch online, start times with Game 3s on Sunday

The 2022 WNBA playoffs returned on Wednesday with a pair of Game 2s — one thrilling, the other not so much. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Las Vegas Aces squeaked past the Seattle Storm, 78-73, to even their semi-final series at 1-1. Prior to that game, the Chicago Sky tied their series with Connecticut Sun at 1-1 as well, cruising to an 85-77 victory that was not as competitive as the final score indicates. 

Another new playoff format has debuted this year, as the league has scrapped the first- and second-round byes in favor of a standard three-round bracket format. The first round was best-of-three, and the semifinals and Finals will be best-of-five. The semifinals and Finals will use a standard 2-2-1 format, with the higher seed hosting Games 1, 2 and 5, if necessary, and the lower seed hosting Games 3 and 4, if necessary. 

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2022 WNBA playoff bracket

Here’s a look at the entire schedule:

Semifinals (best-of-five)

Sunday, Aug. 28 (Game 1s)

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

Wednesday, Aug. 31 (Game 2s)

  • Sky 85, Sun 77 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Aces 78, Storm 73 (Series tied 1-1)

Sunday, Sept. 4 (Game 3s)

  • No. 2 Chicago Sky at No. 3 Connecticut Sun — 1 p.m. ET | ESPN2/fuboTV (try for free)
  • No. 1 Las Vegas Aces at No. 4 Seattle Storm — 3 p.m. ET | ABC/fuboTV (try for free)

Tuesday, Sept. 6 (Game 4s)

  • No. 2 Chicago Sky at No. 3 Connecticut Sun — TBD | ESPN2/fuboTV (try for free)
  • No. 1 Las Vegas Aces at No. 4 Seattle Storm — TBD | ESPN2/fuboTV (try for free)

Thursday, Sept. 8 (Game 5s)*

  • No. 3 Connecticut Sun at No. 2 Chicago Sky — TBD | ESPN2/fuboTV (try for free)
  • No. 4 Seattle Storm at No. 1 Las Vegas Aces — TBD | ESPN2/fuboTV (try for free)

* If necessary

Finals (best-of-five)

Sunday, Sept. 11 (Game 1)

  • TBD vs. TBD — 3 p.m. ET | ABC

Tuesday, Sept. 13 (Game 2)

  • TBD vs. TBD — 9 p.m. ET | ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 15 (Game 3)

  • TBD vs. TBD — 9 p.m. ET | ESPN

Sunday, Sept. 18 (Game 4)*

  • TBD vs. TBD — 4 p.m. ET | ESPN

Tuesday, Sept. 20 (Game 5)*

  • TBD vs. TBD — 9 p.m. ET | ESPN

* If necessary

First round (best-of-three)

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (Game 1s)

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

Thursday, Aug. 18 (Game 1s)

  • Sun 93, Wings 68 (Sun lead 1-0)
  • Storm 86, Mystics 83 (Storm lead 1-0)

Saturday, Aug. 20 (Game 2s)

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

Sunday, Aug. 21 (Game 2s)

  • Wings 89, Sun 79 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Storm 97, Mystics 84 (Storm win series 2-0)

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (Game 3)

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

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (Game 3)

  • Sun 73, Wings 58 (Sun win series 2-1)

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