After a regular season of historic proportions, the 2023 WNBA Playoffs are here.
Headlining the group of eight postseason teams are the defending champion Las Vegas Aces, who grabbed the No. 1 overall seed with a 34-6 record, including a 19-1 mark at home. Not far behind are the No. 2 seed New York Liberty, who enter the postseason with a 32-8 record, including an impressive 17-3 mark away from NYC.
As a reminder, WNBA Playoff teams are seeded regardless of conference, meaning a number of first-round matchups are interconference pairings.
2023 marks the second year of the WNBA’s reconfigured playoff format in which the first round is a best-of-three while the semifinals and finals will be decided in best-of-five series.
Here’s everything you need to know about watching the 2023 WNBA Playoffs, including a full bracket and TV and streaming information for each game.
2023 WNBA Playoffs bracket
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WNBA Playoffs 2023: TV channels, live stream
- TV: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
- Live stream: Sling TV
Basketball fans can watch the WNBA Playoffs on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. The 2023 WNBA Finals will air on ABC and ESPN.
Fans in the United States can watch the WNBA Playoffs and Finals on Sling TV, which is now offering half off your first month! You can stream the sports you love starting at just $20 in your first month with Sling Orange, which includes the ESPN family of networks.
WNBA Playoffs 2023: Schedule by series
(1) Las Vegas Aces vs (8) Chicago Sky
Aces lead 1-0
|Sept. 13||Aces 87, Sky 59||FINAL||ESPN|
|Sept. 17||Game 2 at Las Vegas||3 p.m.||ABC|
|Sept. 20||Game 3 at Chicago*||TBD||ESPN|
(2) New York Liberty vs (7) Washington Mystics
|Sept. 15||Game 1 at New York||7:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Sept. 19||Game 2 at New York||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sept. 22||Game 3 at Washington*||TBD||ESPN2|
(3) Connecticut Sun vs (6) Minnesota Lynx
Sun lead 1-0
|Sept. 13||Sun 90, Lynx 60||FINAL||ESPN2|
|Sept. 17||Game 2 at Connecticut||1 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sept. 20||Game 3 at Minnesota*||TBD||ESPN|
(4) Dallas Wings vs (5) Atlanta Dream
|Sept. 15||Game 1 at Dallas||9:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Sept. 19||Game 2 at Dallas||9 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sept. 22||Game 3 at Atlanta*||TBD||ESPN2|
*Game 3 if necessary.
WNBA standings 2023
|1.||Las Vegas Aces||34-6||–|
|2.||New York Liberty||32-8||2.0|
Eliminated from WNBA Playoff contention: Sparks, Fever, Storm, Mercury