The road to the WNBA championship for the 2018 season starts tonight, and the ESPN networks will have extended coverage of the first round.
Coverage of the league’s entire post season tips off at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2 as the Phoenix Mercury plays host to the Dallas Wings. At 10:30 p.m. ET, another Western Conference matchup will take place as the Los Angeles Sparks will play host to the defending WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx,. That game is also scheduled to air on ESPN2.
Pam Ward will have the call for the early match. She will be joined by analyst Kara Lawson and reporter LaChina Robinson for additional commentary, news and interviews. Ryan Ruocco will have the call for the late game. He will be joined by analyst Rebecca Lobo and reporter Holly Rowe for additional commentary, news and interviews.
Unlike so many other sports’ playoff formats, the WNBA’s playoffs are not set up via conference, so the winners of tonight’s matchups will face the Washington Mystics and the Connecticut Sun respectively on Thursday. Those games will also air on ESPN2. An explanation of the WNBA playoff tournament is available here.
ESPN2’s coverage of the Semi-finals tips off August 26 with the Atlanta Dream and Seattle Storm currently awaiting their opponents. Coverage of the early game is expected to start at 3 p.m. and the late game at 5 p.m.
The remainder of the WNBA post season’s coverage on the ESPN networks will be announced as each game is completed. More information on the ESPN networks’ coverage of the WNBA 2018 post season is available online now at:
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