WNBA playoffs 2022: Matchups, TV schedule, and live-stream first-round games

The pairings for the first round of the 2022 WNBA playoffs have been determined; all that remains is for the games to begin.

Wednesday opens the first round with the opening games of two series. Thursday will see the debut of the two remaining series. The first-round series are best-of-three contests.

When will the WNBA postseason begin?

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, NBA TV, and ESPN will broadcast the games.

Which networks are broadcasting playoff games?

Games are available for live streaming on Watch ESPN (for cable/satellite subscribers) and the ESPN app.

Will live feeds be available for playoff games?

What are the matches and schedules for the first round?

*All Times EDT

Tuesday in Phoenix, if necessary, for Game 3. Time and TV to be determined

Game 2: Saturday at 9 p.m. in Las Vegas (ESPN2)

Game 1 results: Mercury ended with a score of 79 to 63 in favour of Las Vegas.

No. 1 Las Vegas Aces
vs.
No. 8 Phoenix 

Tuesday in New York, Game 3 (if necessary), Time and TV TBD

Game 2: Saturday at noon in Chicago (ESPN)

Game 1 results: Chicago Sky91, New York Liberty 98.

No. 7 New York Liberty
vs.
No. 2 Chicago Sky

Dallas will host Game 3 on August 24 if required. Time and TV to be determined

Game 2: Sunday at noon in Connecticut (ABC)

Game 1 is on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Connecticut (ESPNU and NBA TV)

No. 3 Connecticut Sun
vs.
No. 6 Dallas Wings

Game 3 will be played on August 24 in Washington, with time and TV to be determined.

Game 2: Sunday at 4 p.m. in Seattle (ESPN)

Game1 will take place on Thursday at 10 p.m. in Seattle (ESPN2)

No. 4 Seattle Storm
vs.
No. 5 Washington Mystics