Mercury Headed to Chicago for Round 1 of WNBA Playoffs
PHOENIX - The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury will aim for a league-record tying fourth WNBA Championship when the team opens its 2019 postseason on Wednesday, Sept. 11 in Chicago against the Sky. The game will tip-off at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and will be broadcast on ESPN2.
The eighth-seeded Mercury will have to play Round 1 (Sept. 11) and, if they win, Round 2 (Sept. 15 at Los Angeles) on the road; a Round 2 win would clinch a berth in the WNBA Semifinals against either Washington or Connecticut and earn the Mercury its first playoff home game (Game 3). Since the WNBA's new playoff format came into effect in 2016, the Mercury has played in both Rounds 1 and 2 in each of the last three postseasons, posting a perfect 6-0 record in such games.
2019 Playoff Dates
Round/Format Date Location Time (ET)
Round 1 (Single Elimination): Wednesday, September 11 Chicago, Ill. 8 p.m.
Round 2 (Single Elimination): Sunday, September 15 Los Angeles, Calif. 3 p.m.
Semifinals (Best-of-Five): Tuesday, September 17 (Game 1) TBD TBD
WNBA Finals (Best-of-Five): Sunday, September 29 (Game 1) TBD TBD
After coming within one win of trip to the WNBA Finals, the Phoenix Mercury return in 2019 in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title. Led by the All-Star trio of Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix looks to continue its title quest on September 11 in Chicago in Round 1 of the WNBA Playoffs.
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