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2021 WNBA Playoffs: Schedule, format, bracket, daily scores, live stream, watch online, start time, TV channel

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The 2021 WNBA playoffs are finally here, and the first round did not disappoint. In the first game, the Chicago Sky held off a determined Dallas Wings team thanks to Kahleah Copper and a big fourth quarter from Courtney Vandersloot. Later on, the Phoenix Mercury won a thriller over the New York Liberty on a last-second free throw by Brianna Turner. 

Next up is the single-elimination second round on Sunday afternoon. The Mercury will take on the Seattle Storm, while the Sky will face the Minnesota Lynx. 

As a quick refresher of the revamped playoff format that began in 2016, the top eight teams make the playoffs regardless of conference affiliation. The top-two seeds get a bye all the way to the semifinals, while the Nos. 3 and 4 seeds get a bye to the second round. Teams seeded 5-8 begin play in the first round. The first and second rounds are single elimination, while the semifinals and Finals are both best-of-five series. After each round, the teams are re-seeded. 

This season, the Connecticut Sun finished with the best record in the league at 26-6. In addition to a bye to the semis, they have also earned home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. The Las Vegas Aces, by virtue of finishing second, have also punched their ticket to the semis. 

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With the playoff bracket now set, here’s a look at the first-round matchups and the full schedule for the 2021 WNBA Playoffs:

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First round (single elimination)

(All times U.S./Eastern)

Thursday, Sept. 23 

  • Sky 81, Wings 64
  • Mercury 83, Liberty 82

Second round (single elimination)

(All times U.S./Eastern)

Sunday, Sept. 26 
No. 5 Phoenix Mercury at No. 4 Seattle Storm, 3 p.m., ABC — stream via fuboTV (Try for free)
No. 6 Chicago Sky at No. 3 Minnesota Lynx, 5 p.m., ESPN2 — stream via fuboTV (Try for free)

Semifinals

(All times U.S./Eastern)

Tuesday, Sept. 28 (Game 1)
TBD at No. 2 Las Vegas Aces
TBD at No. 1 Connecticut Sun

Thursday, Sept. 30 (Game 2)
TBD at No. 2 Las Vegas Aces
TBD at No. 1 Connecticut Sun

Sunday, Oct. 3 (Game 3)
TBD at No. 2 Las Vegas Aces
TBD at No. 1 Connecticut Sun

Wednesday, Oct. 6 (Game 4)*
TBD at No. 2 Las Vegas Aces
TBD at No. 1 Connecticut Sun

Friday, Oct. 8 (Game 5)*
TBD at No. 2 Las Vegas Aces
TBD at No. 1 Connecticut Sun

*If necessary

WNBA Finals

(All times U.S./Eastern)

Sunday, Oct. 10 (Game 1)
TBD vs. TBD

Wednesday, Oct. 13 (Game 2)
TBD vs. TBD

Friday, Oct. 15 (Game 3)
TBD vs. TBD

Sunday, Oct. 17 (Game 4)*
TBD vs. TBD

Tuesday, Oct. 19 (Game 5)*
TBD vs. TBD

*If necessary

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