2016 WNBA playoff schedule and results

ByESPN.com news services
September 19, 2016, 1:31 PM

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The top eight teams advanced to the playoffs, which is now four rounds instead of three. The top two seeds receive a bye to the semifinals; Nos. 3 and 4 receive a bye to the second round. Teams are reseeded after each round.

The best-of-five semifinals feature the No. 1 overall seed playing the lowest remaining seed, and the No. 2 overall seed meeting the remaining team. The Nos. 1 and 2 seeds will host Games 1, 2 and 5, and the lower-seeded teams 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.

First Round

Wednesday, Sept. 21 Single elimination (8) Phoenix at (5) Indiana, 6 p.m. (ESPNews) (7) Seattle at (6) Atlanta, 8 p.m. (ESPNews)

Second Round

Saturday, Sept. 24 Single elimination TBD at (3) New York, 7 p.m. (NBA TV/ESPN3)

Sunday, Sept. 25 TBD at (4) Chicago, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)

Semifinals

Wednesday, Sept. 28 Game 1: TBD at (1) Minnesota, 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Game 1 TBD at (2) Los Angeles, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

Friday, Sept. 30 Game 2: TBD at (1) Minnesota, 8 p.m. (ESPNews) Game 2: TBD at (2) Los Angeles, 10 p.m. (ESPNews)

Sunday, Oct. 2 Game 3: (1) Minnesota at TBD, TBD (ESPN2) Game 3: (2) Los Angeles at TBD, TBD (ESPN2)

Tuesday, Oct. 4 Game 4*: (1) Minnesota at TBD, TBD (ESPN2) Game 4*: (2) Los Angeles at TBD, TBD (ESPN2)

Thursday, Oct. 6 Game 5*: TBD at (1) Minnesota, TBD (ESPN2) Game 5*: TBD at (2) Los Angeles, TBD (ESPN2)

* If necessary

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