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2021 Playoff Schedule – 

Round 1 –

Thursday, Sept. 23 | No. 7 Dallas 64 Chicago 81| Chicago Advances
Thursday, Sept. 23 | No. 8 New York 82 No. 5 Phoenix 83 | Phoenix Advances

Round 2 –

Sunday, September. 26 | No. 5 Phoenix @ No. 4 Seattle | NOON | Get Tickets
Sunday, September. 26 | No. 6 Chicago @ No. 3 Minnesota | 2pm PT

Semifinals – 

Game 1 – Tuesday, September 28
Game 2 – Thursday, September 30
Game 3 – Sunday, October 3
Game 4 – Wednesday, October 6 (if necessary)
Game 5 – Friday, October 8 (if necessary)

WNBA Finals – 

Game 1 – Sunday, October 10
Game 2 – Wednesday, October 13
Game 3 – Friday, October 15
Game 4 – Sunday, October 17 (if necessary)
Game 5 – Tuesday, October 19 (if necessary)

2021 Playoff Bracket

2021 WNBA Playoff Format

    • The top 8 teams advance to the playoffs.
    • The first two rounds are a one-game, single-elimination game
    • The top 2 seeds receive a bye and automatically advance to the semifinals
    • Seeds 3 and 4 Receive a bye in round one and advance to the second elimination game on September 26.
    • In round 1, No. 8 seed plays at the No. 5 seed and the No. 7 seed plays at the No. 6 seed. These games take place on September 23.
    • In round 2, the No. 3 seed hosts the lowest-seeded first-round winner and the No. 4 seed hosts the other first-round winner.
    • The semifinals feature a best-of-five format, with the No. 1 overall seed playing the lowest remaining seed and the No. 2 overall seed meeting the remaining team. Seeds 1 and 2 will host games 1, 2, and 5, and the lower seed will host games 3 and 4 in their respective series.
    • The WNBA Finals remain best-of-five and follow the same 2-2-1 format.