WNBA playoffs 2022: Sun advance to face Sky in semifinals, which start Sunday

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The 2022 WNBA postseason first round concluded Wednesday as the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 73-58 in Game 3. The Sun will face the Chicago Sky in the semifinals. The Sky eliminated the New York Liberty with a 90-72 win in Game 3 on Tuesday. The Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm swept their first-round series and advanced to face each other in the semifinals. This season, the format has changed to best-of-three first-round series then best-of-five series in the semifinals and WNBA Finals. Eight teams made the postseason, and there are no longer byes for the top seeds. Follow Yahoo Sports for live coverage throughout the postseason.

WNBA playoffs first-round matchups

No. 1 Las Vegas Aces (26-10) vs. No. 8 Phoenix Mercury (15-21)

No. 2 Chicago Sky (26-10) vs. No. 7 New York Liberty (16-20)

No. 3 Connecticut Sun (25-11) vs. No. 6 Dallas Wings (18-18)

No. 4 Seattle Storm (22-14) vs. No. 5 Washington Mystics (22-14)

WNBA first-round TV schedule

All times are ET.

Round 1, Games 1

Wednesday

New York 98, Chicago 91

Las Vegas 79, Phoenix 63

Thursday

Connecticut 93, Dallas 68

Seattle 86, Washington 83

Games 2

Saturday

Chicago 100, New York 62

Las Vegas 117, Phoenix 80 (Aces win, 2-0)

Sunday

Dallas 89, Connecticut 79

Seattle 97, Washington 84 (Storm win, 2-0)

Games 3

Tuesday

Chicago 90, New York 72 (Sky win, 2-1)

Wednesday

Connecticut 73, Dallas 58 (Sun win, 2-1)

WNBA semifinals TV schedule

All times are ET. *—if necessary

Games 1, Sunday

Seattle at Las Vegas, 4 p.m. on ESPN

Connecticut at Chicago, 8 p.m. on ESPN2

Games 2, Wednesday, Aug. 31

Connecticut at Chicago, 8 p.m. on ESPN2

Seattle at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. on ESPN2

Games 3, Sunday, Sept. 4

Chicago at Connecticut, 1 p.m. on ESPN2

Las Vegas at Seattle, 3 p.m. on ABC

Games 4, Tuesday, Sept. 6

Chicago at Connecticut, TBD on ESPN2*

Las Vegas at Seattle, TBD on ESPN2*

Games 5, Thursday, Sept. 8

Connecticut at Chicago, TBD on ESPN2*

Seattle at Las Vegas, TBD on ESPN2*

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) and Dallas Wings center Teaira McCowan (7) reach for the loose ball during the first quarter of Game 3 of a WNBA first-round playoff series basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) and Dallas Wings center Teaira McCowan (7) reach for the loose ball during the first quarter of Game 3 of a WNBA first-round playoff series basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)