ARLINGTON, TX – Following today’s contest against the Seattle Storm, the Dallas Wings will remain west and travel to Phoenix, AZ for a first-round playoff game against the Mercury.
Tip-off is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. PST inside Wells Fargo Arena on the campus of Arizona State University.
The Wings (15-18) solidified the eighth spot this past Friday, when they defeated the Las Vegas Aces at home 107-102. This will be the team’s second straight appearance in the playoffs since moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and first for interim head coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin at the helm.
The top eight teams advance to the playoff with the first two rounds consisting of single-elimination games (Phoenix vs. Dallas, Los Angeles vs. Minnesota; followed by Connecticut vs. TBD, Atlanta or Washington vs. TBD), while the semi-finals (Seattle vs. TBD, Atlanta or Washington vs. TBD) and WNBA Finals are best-of-five series. The top-two teams in the league receive first and second-round byes, while the third and fourth-seeded teams earn a first-round bye and host second-round games.
2018 PLAYOFF DATES
LOCAL ET TV
Tue Aug. 21 Dallas at Phoenix1 5:30PM 8:30PM ESPN2
Tue Aug. 21 Minnesota at Los Angeles 7:30PM 10:30PM ESPN2
Thu Aug. 23 TBD at Washington2 6:30PM 6:30PM ESPN2
Thu Aug. 23 TBD at Connecticut 8:30PM 8:30PM ESPN2
Seattle vs TBD
Sun Aug. 26 TBD at Seattle – GM1 2:00PM 5:00PM ESPN2
Tue Aug. 28 TBD at Seattle – GM2 7:00PM 10:00PM ESPN2
Fri Aug. 31 Seattle at TBD – GM3 – – ESPNews/NBA TV
Sun Sep. 2 Seattle at TBD – GM4* – – ESPN2
Tue Sep. 4 TBD at Seattle – GM5* – – ESPNews/NBA TV
Atlanta vs TBD
Sun Aug. 26 TBD at Atlanta – GM1 3:00PM 3:00PM ESPN2
Tue Aug. 28 TBD at Atlanta – GM2 8:00PM 8:00PM ESPN2
Fri Aug. 31 Atlanta at TBD – GM3 – – ESPNews/NBA TV
Sun Sep. 2 Atlanta at TBD – GM4* – – ESPN2
Tue Sep. 4 TBD at Atlanta – GM5* – – ESPN2
Additional scheduling information will be furnished as soon as possible consistent with the need to fulfill league obligations.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
TBD – To Be Determined
* – If necessary
1Game to be played at Wells Fargo Arena, Arizona State University
2Game to be played at Charles Smith Center, George Washington University