2022 WNBA Playoff Schedule, Key Dates, Finals

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 ConferenceWestern 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

DATETime (ET)GamesArenaTV
Wed, Aug 178:00 PMLiberty vs SkyWintrust ArenaESPN2
Wed, Aug 1710:00 PMMercury vs AcesMichelob ULTRA ArenaESPN
Thur, Aug 188:00 PMWings vs SunMohegan Sun ArenaESPNU, NBA TV
Thur, Aug 1810:00 PMMystics vs StormClimate Pledge ArenaESPN2
Sat, Aug 2012:00 PMLiberty vs SkyWintrust ArenaESPN
Sat, Aug 209:00 PMMercury vs AcesMichelob ULTRA ArenaESPN2
Sun, Aug 2112:00 PMWings vs SunMohegan Sun ArenaABC
Sun, Aug 214:00 PMMystics vs StormClimate Pledge ArenaESPN
Tue, 8-23TBDGame 3 (if necessary)Footprint CenterTBD
Tue, 8-23TBDGame 3 (if necessary)Barclays CenterTBD
Wed, 8-24TBDGame 3 (if necessary)College Park CenterTBD
Wed, 8-24TBDGame 3 (if necessary)Entertainment and Sports ArenaTBD

WNBA Semifinals 2022 Schedule

DATETime (ET)GamesTV
Sun, 8-284 pm and 8 pmGame 1ESPN, ESPN2
Wed, 8-317 pm and 9 pmGame 2ESPN2
Sun, 9-41 pm and 3 pmGame 3ESPN2, ABC
Tue, 9-68 pm and 10 pmGame 4 (if necessary)ESPN2
Thur, 9-88 pm and 10 pmGame 5 (if necessary)ESPN2

2022 WNBA Finals Schedule

DATETime (ET)RoundTV
Sun, 9-113:00 pmGame 1ABC
Tue, 9-139:00 pmGame 2ESPN
Thur, 9-159:00 pmGame 3ESPN
Sun, 9-183:00 pmGame 4 (if necessary)ESPN
Tue, 9-209:00 pmGame 5 (if necessary)ESPN