2022 WNBA Finals: Las Vegas vs. Connecticut schedule, how to watch, results

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2022 WNBA Finals - Game Three
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The 2022 WNBA Finals featuring the Las Vegas Aces vs. the Connecticut Sun are in full swing. The Las Vegas Aces lead the series 2-1 and could clinch the WNBA title as soon as this afternoon.

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See below for On Her Turf’s guide to the 2022 WNBA Playoffs, which includes a complete TV schedule, details on how to watch, results from previous rounds, and info on the new playoff format. This guide will continue to be updated throughout the 2022 WNBA Playoffs so bookmark this page and check back for updates.

2022 WNBA Finals Schedule: Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun

Note: Games marked with an asterisk (*) are if necessary

  • Game #1 — Sunday, September 11 — Connecticut at Las Vegas

    • Las Vegas won, 67-64 (3pm ET on ABC)

  • Game #2 — Tuesday, September 13 — Connecticut at Las Vegas 

  • Game #3 — Thursday, September 15 — Las Vegas at Connecticut 

  • Game #4 — Sunday, September 18 — Las Vegas at Connecticut 

    • 4pm ET on ESPN

  • Game #5* — Tuesday, September 20 — Connecticut at Las Vegas

    • 9pm ET on ESPN

2022 WNBA Playoffs – First Round Results and Scores

DAY

DATE

AWAY TEAM

HOME TEAM

GAME # 

LOCAL TIME 

EASTERN TIME 

TV CHANNEL

RESULT AND SCORE 

Wednesday

8/17/22

New York Liberty

Chicago Sky

1

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

ESPN2

New York won, 98-91

Wednesday

8/17/22

Phoenix Mercury

Las Vegas Aces

1

7:00 PM

10:00 PM

ESPN

Las Vegas won, 79-63

Thursday

8/18/22

Dallas Wings

Connecticut Sun

1

8:00 PM

8:00 PM

ESPNU+NBA TV

Connecticut won, 93-68

Thursday

8/18/22

Washington Mystics

Seattle Storm

1

7:00 PM

10:00 PM

ESPN2

Seattle won, 86-83

Saturday

8/20/22

New York Liberty

Chicago Sky

2

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

ESPN

Chicago won, 100-62

Saturday

8/20/22

Phoenix Mercury

Las Vegas Aces

2

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Las Vegas won, 117-80, and clinched semifinal berth

Sunday

8/21/22

Dallas Wings

Connecticut Sun

2

12:00 PM

12:00 PM

ABC

Dallas won, 89-79

Sunday

8/21/22

Washington Mystics

Seattle Storm

2

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

ESPN

Seattle won, 97-84, and clinched semifinal berth

Tuesday

8/23/22

Chicago Sky

New York Liberty

3

9:00 PM

9:00 PM

ESPN

Chicago won, 90-72, and clinched semifinal berth

Wednesday

8/24/22

Connecticut Sun

Dallas Wings

3

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

ESPN

Connecticut won, 73-58, and clinched semifinal berth

2022 WNBA Semifinals – Results and Scores

DAY

DATE

AWAY TEAM 

HOME TEAM 

GAME # 

EASTERN TIME 

TV CHANNEL 

RESULT AND SCORE

Sunday

8/28/22

Seattle Storm

Las Vegas Aces

1

4:00 PM

ESPN

Seattle won, 76-73

Sunday

8/28/22

Connecticut Sun

Chicago Sky

1

8:00 PM

ESPN2

Connecticut won, 68-63

Wednesday

8/31/22

Connecticut Sun

Chicago Sky

2

8:00 PM

ESPN2

Chicago won, 85-77

Wednesday

8/31/22

Seattle Storm

Las Vegas Aces

2

10:00 PM

ESPN2

Las Vegas won, 78-73

Sunday

9/4/22

Chicago Sky

Connecticut Sun

3

1:00 PM

ESPN2

Chicago won, 76-72

Sunday

9/4/22

Las Vegas Aces

Seattle Storm

3

3:00 PM

ABC

Las Vegas won, 110-98 (OT)

Tuesday

9/6/22

Chicago Sky

Connecticut Sun

4

8:00 PM

ESPN2

Connecticut won, 104-80

Tuesday

9/6/22

Las Vegas Aces

Seattle Storm

4

10:00 PM

ESPN2

Las Vegas won, 97-92, and clinched WNBA Finals berth

Thursday

9/8/22

Connecticut Sun

Chicago Sky

5

8:00 PM

ESPN2

Connecticut won, 72-63, and clinched WNBA Finals berth

 

How do the WNBA Playoffs work?

A new format is in use for the 2022 WNBA Playoffs.

First Round:

In a change from the previous playoff format, all eight teams will participate in a best-of-three first round. The bracket will be seeded with the No. 1 team playing against the No. 8 team, and so on. The higher ranked team will host the first two games in the series. The lower ranked team will host the third game in the series (if necessary).

WNBA Semifinals:

The four winners of the best-of-three series will move on to a best-of-five semifinal round. Teams will not be reseeded following the first round. As in years past, the higher ranked team will host games 1, 2, and 5 (if necessary), while the lower ranked team will host games 3 and 4 (if necessary).

WNBA Finals:

The two winning teams from the semifinal round will play in a best-of-five WNBA Finals series, which will use the same host format as the semifinal round.

Which teams are in the running for the 2022 WNBA Title?

At the end of the regular season, the top eight teams with the highest winning percentage (regardless of conference) clinched a spot in the 2022 WNBA Playoffs:

  1. Las Vegas Aces (clinched berth in 2022 WNBA Finals)

  2. Chicago Sky (eliminated in semifinal round)

  3. Connecticut Sun (clinched berth in 2022 WNBA Finals)

  4. Seattle Storm (eliminated in semifinal round)

  5. Washington Mystics (eliminated in first round)

  6. Dallas Wings (eliminated in first round)

  7. New York Liberty (eliminated in first round)

  8. Phoenix Mercury (eliminated in first round)

Four teams that didn’t qualify for the WNBA playoffs:

  • Minnesota Lynx

  • Atlanta Dream

  • Los Angeles Sparks

  • Indiana Fever

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