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On Sunday, the regular season of the WNBA concluded, completing the bracket for the 2022 postseason.

A battle for the top seed between the Aces and the Sky lasted until the final day of the regular season, but in the end, Las Vegas took care of business at home.

The last two spots in the WNBA playoffs were also up for grabs, with four teams vying for them. The Lynx and the Dream were eliminated from the tournament after being eliminated by the Liberty and the Mercury, who received the seventh and eighth seeds, respectively.

Information regarding the WNBA Postseason of 2022 is provided below.

As of what date do the WNBA playoffs begin?

Time: Wednesday, August 17 for the beginning of the WNBA Playoffs.

Sunday, August 14, 2022 was the final day of the regular season for the WNBA. On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, the Women’s National Basketball Association playoffs will get underway.

What is the format for the WNBA playoffs?

There will be eight teams qualifying for the WNBA Playoffs, and it doesn’t matter which conference they play in.

The first-round matchups for all eight teams will be best-of-three contests. First and second games will be played on the turf of the higher-seeded teams.

All of the quarterfinal matches will be best-of-five sets, with the winners advancing to the semis. The first two games and the fifth one will be played on the turf of the higher seed.

A best-of-five format will also be used for the WNBA Championship.

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This is the 17th of August, Wednesday (first day of WNBA Playoffs)

Time to Play a Game (ET) Defending Individual Rights Against the Heavens 8 p.m. Merc vs. the Kings Game Time (ET): Thursday, August 18 at 10 p.m., Wings vs. Sun. 10 o’clock, Mystics vs. Storm.

Liberty vs. Sky, 8:00 PM (ET), Saturday, August 20 Noon Game time is 9 pm and the matchup features Mercury taking on Aces.

Time of Game (ET), Sunday, August 21: Wings vs. Sun Noon At four, the Mystics will take on the Storm.

The 2022 WNBA Standings

Games Played by Seeded Team History Winner: Las Vegas Aces (26-10), runner-up: Chicago Sky (26-10), third place: Connecticut 4th: Seattle Storm (22-14), 5th: Washington Mystics (22-14), 6th: Dallas Wings (18-18), 7th: New York Liberty (16-20), 8th: Phoenix Mercury (15-21), and 11th: Minnesota Sun (25-11). Lynx 12-14-Atlanta Dream 12-14-12 — The Los Angeles Sparks 13 vs. 23; Indiana Fever 5 vs. 31; *clinched Qualification for the WNBA Playoffs The Dream, Fever, Lynx, and Sparks have all been eliminated from WNBA Playoff contention.

Methodology for deciding ties in the WNBA

According to, the league operates as follows: