WNBA Playoffs First Round Thread

Hey Avacodonauts, I’ve created a thread to chat about the WNBA playoffs

The first round are single elimination games between the 5-8 seeds and the 6-7 seeds to determine who will go on to the next round, facing the 3 and 4 in the next round

Game 1 8:00pm EST

(5) Chicago Sky host (8) Phoenix Mercury.

The Sky have been the surprise team this season. They have a solid balanced team, and are looking to make some waves in the playoffs 


The Mercury have the star power in Brittney Griner and Diana Tuarasi, but have struggled as of late.


Game 2 10:00pm EST

(6) Seattle Storm vs. (7) Minnesota Lynx

Seattle are the defending WNBA champions, but were decimated by injuries, while playing in Europe, to stars Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird. They have been strong without the pair, but are nowhere near the team they were last year



The Minnesota Lynx, the 2017 champions, have been a solid team all year and could be the sleeper team nobody wants to face

Minnesota Lynx v Los Angeles Sparks


Both games are on ESPN2 in the USA, and TSN, I don’t know which one, in Canada

… first game tips off at around 8:00pm EST