The 2022 WNBA playoff picture is almost set. WNBA 2022 regular season will be ended on August 14 and the playoffs round is expected to begin on August 17 and conclude on September 20, 2022.
When are the 2022 WNBA Playoffs?
The 2022 WNBA playoffs are scheduled to begin on August 14, 2022, and end until the finals on September 20, 2022.
2022 WNBA key dates for the entire season
April 11: WNBA draft
April 17: Training camp begins
April 22: Pre-season begins
May 6: Regular season begins
July 8-11: WNBA All-Star weekend
July 10: WNBA All-Star Game
August 14: Regular season ends
August 17: 2022 Playoffs begin
September 20: Tentative 2022 WNBA finals
WNBA 2022 Playoff Scenarios
There are 12 teams competing in the league and 6 of them can clinch the playoff birth. Sky, Aces, Sun, Storm, and Mystics are already seeded in the 2023 WNBA playoffs.
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|Chicago Sky (26-10) (Clinched playoff)||Las Vegas Aces (26-10) (Clinched playoff)|
|Connecticut Sun (25-11) (Clinched playoff)||Seattle Storm (22-14) (Clinched playoff)|
|Washington Mystics (22-14) (Clinched playoff)||Dallas Wings (18-18) (Clinched playoff)|
|New York Liberty (16-20) (Clinched playoff)||Phoenix Mercury (15-21) (Clinched playoff)|
|Atlanta Dream (14-22) (Eliminated Playoffs)||Minnesota Lynx (14-22) (Eliminated Playoffs)|
|Indiana Fever (5-31) (Eliminated Playoffs)||Los Angeles Sparks (13-23) (Eliminated Playoffs)|
What channel do the 2022 WNBA playoffs on?
ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBSSN, and NBA TV have the official broadcasting rights for the full 2022 WNBA season including WNBA Playoffs, Conference Semifinals, and Finals.
2022 WNBA Playoff Schedule Round 1
|Wed, Aug 17||8:00 PM||Liberty vs Sky||Wintrust Arena||ESPN2|
|Wed, Aug 17||10:00 PM||Mercury vs Aces||Michelob ULTRA Arena||ESPN|
|Thur, Aug 18||8:00 PM||Wings vs Sun||Mohegan Sun Arena||ESPNU, NBA TV|
|Thur, Aug 18||10:00 PM||Mystics vs Storm||Climate Pledge Arena||ESPN2|
|Sat, Aug 20||12:00 PM||Liberty vs Sky||Wintrust Arena||ESPN|
|Sat, Aug 20||9:00 PM||Mercury vs Aces||Michelob ULTRA Arena||ESPN2|
|Sun, Aug 21||12:00 PM||Wings vs Sun||Mohegan Sun Arena||ABC|
|Sun, Aug 21||4:00 PM||Mystics vs Storm||Climate Pledge Arena||ESPN|
|Tue, 8-23||TBD||Game 3 (if necessary)||Footprint Center||TBD|
|Tue, 8-23||TBD||Game 3 (if necessary)||Barclays Center||TBD|
|Wed, 8-24||TBD||Game 3 (if necessary)||College Park Center||TBD|
|Wed, 8-24||TBD||Game 3 (if necessary)||Entertainment and Sports Arena||TBD|
WNBA Semifinals 2022 Schedule
|Sun, 8-28||4 pm and 8 pm||Game 1||ESPN, ESPN2|
|Wed, 8-31||7 pm and 9 pm||Game 2||ESPN2|
|Sun, 9-4||1 pm and 3 pm||Game 3||ESPN2, ABC|
|Tue, 9-6||8 pm and 10 pm||Game 4 (if necessary)||ESPN2|
|Thur, 9-8||8 pm and 10 pm||Game 5 (if necessary)||ESPN2|
2022 WNBA Finals Schedule
|Sun, 9-11||3:00 pm||Game 1||ABC|
|Tue, 9-13||9:00 pm||Game 2||ESPN|
|Thur, 9-15||9:00 pm||Game 3||ESPN|
|Sun, 9-18||3:00 pm||Game 4 (if necessary)||ESPN|
|Tue, 9-20||9:00 pm||Game 5 (if necessary)||ESPN|