If Commissioner's Cup is a WNBA Finals preview, how long is the Sky's title window? (2022)

Remember when Breanna Stewart put up the best April of any basketball player, Stephen Curry’s historic 3-point barrage included? It was because of the European basketball structure that Stewart, Brittney Griner, Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Emma Meesseman of UMMC Ekaterinburg won the EuroLeague championship and 10 days later the domestic Russian Premier League championship. Stewart earned Finals MVP in each, adding to her 2020 WNBA title and Finals MVP.

It feels like ages ago. UMMC Ekaterinburg has since been kicked out of EuroLeague play following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Griner remains detained in Russia after customs officials allegedly found vape cartridges containing less than a gram of hashish oil in her luggage. And Meesseman signed in free agency to play for the Chicago Sky alongside Vandersloot and Quigley.

The Sky players have a similar chance at collecting hardware, though not as condensed as in Europe. When the Commissioner’s Cup details were announced ahead of last season, players equated it to overseas. And the way the contest is designed, it’s a potential preview of the WNBA Finals with the league’s best two teams taking the court in Chicago on Tuesday night.The Sky (20-6) already clinched the first 2022 playoff berth on Wednesday, and the Las Vegas Aces (19-8) trail by 1.5 games.

In the span of 11 months, the Sky could win two WNBA championships and a Commissioner's Cup title. That’s nice hardware and, crucially in the financials of the W, a nice payout. Champions earn $11,356 each and Cup winners take at least $30,000. That $30K is half the minimum for players with up to two years of experience. All included, it's $52,712 and that's no small change.

It’s a shrinking window for the Sky, the second-oldest team in the league at 30.1 years, to take advantage. They trail only the Phoenix Mercury (30.4) and the league average is 27.7. In contrast, the Aces are in the middle at 26.9 and have their core locked up in contracts. Four of Chicago’s five starters, plus a key bench player, are unrestricted free agents in 2023. And they could opt for retirement rather than a contract.

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Chicago features two of the oldest (sorry Candace; most seasoned?) players in the league behind Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi. Retirement is on the table for the 36-year-old Candace Parker, though she hasn’t committed to any details. Quigley, 36, has been in the retirement conversation. Vandersloot is 33.

Head coach and general manager James Wade did incredible work in free agency building out a well-rounded group after the title. No one is at the supermax and they signed Finals MVP Kahleah Copper, Vandersloot and Quigley at less than they could have drawn elsewhere.

Meesseman, the 2019 Finals MVP with the Washington Mystics, signed in Chicago after national team duties kept her away from the W in 2021. He traded for backup point guard Julie Allemand, who also stayed with Meesseman and their Belgian team last year. And he brought on overseas veteran Rebekah Gardner as a WNBA “rookie.”

Pick your category and this group is probably top-five in it. They lead in both offensive and defensive effective field-goal percentage. They rank second in offensive rating (104) and fourth in defensive rating (94.2), for a league-best net rating of 8.4. The only other team top-five in each is the Connecticut Sun (third at 102/94.2).

The Sky shocked their way to the title last year as No. 6 seed with Parker mincing no words in saying they “sucked” in the front end of the regular season. They know maybe better than anyone it’s a team game. It shows out in the individual stat database as their highest scorer (Copper at 14.7 ppg) ranks 20th in the league. Parker is 25th (13.4) and Meesseman 32nd (12.7). Six players average double digits and a seventh is 1.2 points away.

It’s the assists that Wade said the Sky, who lead the league at 24 apg, are always focused on. Vandersloot, the standard league-leader, is second at 6.2 and Parker is 11th (4.7). Their ability to find the better shot is their best asset.

“A win for one is a win for all with us,” Wade said on the Chicago State of Mind podcast out this week. “That’s how it is. Just like a 20-point game [by one player] is a 20-point game for all. And that’s how we looked at it. I’m telling you, those players deserve a lot of credit because they don’t have to be that way. But they are, because they all want to win so bad and they know that if you’re like that, that helps it.”

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Parker lit up Wintrust Arena out of the All-Star break with 31 points leading a packed stat line to beat the Atlanta Dream. In accepting the custom-made WWE belt they were gifted for the 2021 championship, Parker showcased what could lead them to another trophy on Tuesday and maybe even a third in September.

“Our goal is not to lose back-to-back, right? And y’all took the L on Sunday,” Parker said, referencing Team Stewart and the Sky’s coaching staff at All-Star. “So I was like, man we gotta win. We can’t let James and Emma and Kah lose two in a row.”

Commissioner’s Cup breakdown

When: Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime

What's at stake: A title, but mostly money. The total prize pool is $500,000. The winning players receive at least $30,000 each, which is half the minimum year-long salary for a player with less than two years of experience. The runner-up player receive at least $10,000 each.

Charity of choice: The WNBA, WNBA Players Association (WNBPA) and teams selected organizations in each market that are tied to voting rights, registrations and advocacy. Those organizations received $2,000 if their team won a Commissioner's Cup game and $500 in loses. For the Cup championship, the organization of the winning team will receive $10,000 and that of the losing team will receive $5,000.

The Sky are playing for "My Block. My Hood. My City." The Aces are playing for the ACLU of Nevada.

Previous Cup winners: The Storm won the first-ever rose gold Commissioner's Cup trophy with a 79-57 win over the Connecticut Sun. The game was the first WNBA game after the five-week Olympic break.

Play of the week

The Atlanta Dream are in a good spot to make the playoffs for the first time since 2018, when Renee Montgomery was on the court instead of the front office. That 92-76 win over the Aces early in the week was their most impressive victory to date.

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Tiffany Hayes scored 31, Rhyne Howard added 24 and Aari McDonald had 11 off the bench. They shot 51% as a team and took advantage of a 36.6% clip by the Aces, not to mention a 40-29 edge on the boards.

The Dream's other win against a top-five squad was a 90-76 win against the Storm the week of the All-Star break. But it comes down to beating the teams you're supposed to beat to get into the playoffs and outside of one loss to the Liberty, they've done that.

The Dream have two left against the league's top-half of teams in the Storm (Sunday) and the Aces (Aug. 9). Atlanta concludes the season with two against the Liberty. They also have two left against the Lynx, a much different team than the one they defeated by four on June 1.

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The Dream are currently at No. 7 in the standings, tied with the Wings, with the Sparks a half-game ahead, for the final two playoff spots. The Mercury trail Atlanta and Dallas by one game.

What you may have missed

  • Locked-in Aces — Las Vegas signed Kelsey Plum to a two-year extension one week after she won All-Star MVP.

  • Basketball for breakfast — Why are so many WNBA games so early? The noise is a hint.

  • The next generation A'ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart are leading the way as their mentors retire. It's their league now.

  • Broadcasters and ballers — Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes sat down with Candace Parker and Chiney Ogwumike.

  • Napheesa Collier and her newborn, Mila, as well as Dearica Hamby and her daughter, Amaya, are featured in WSlam.

  • Travel woes and league silence — Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve, with her team ensnared in a classic W travel nightmare, took issue with the "lack of support that we felt in terms of unresponsive messages to the league.”

WNBA TV schedule

Games on NBA TV are available on League Pass. All times ET. There are no games Monday through Wednesday for Commissioner's Cup scheduling. Here are the current WNBA standings. Game results can be found here.

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Friday: Sun at Lynx (8 p.m., NBA TV), Wings at Sky (8 p.m., CBS Sports Network), Storm at Mercury (10 p.m., NBA TV)

Saturday: Sky at Liberty (7 p.m., NBA TV), Sparks at Aces (10 p.m., NBA TV)

Sunday: Wings at Fever (3 p.m., NBA TV), Dream at Storm (6 p.m., NBA TV), Sun at Lynx (7 p.m., Amazon Prime)

FAQs

If Commissioner's Cup is a WNBA Finals preview, how long is the Sky's title window? ›

In the span of 11 months, the Sky could win two WNBA championships and a Commissioner's Cup title. That's nice hardware and, crucially in the financials of the W, a nice payout.

How does the WNBA commissioner Cup work? ›

The Commissioner's Cup consists of regular-season games, 10 games per team, designated to count toward Cup play. The team from each conference with the top record in designated “Cup games” will then compete for the Commissioner's Cup title and a special prize pool.

What is the WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship? ›

The Commissioner's Cup is a competition running through the first half of the season, with all 12 WNBA teams participating for a chance to represent their conference in the Finals.

Where is the WNBA commissioner Cup? ›

2021: The Seattle Storm defeated the Connecticut Sun, 79-57, in the Championship Game of the inaugural Commissioner's Cup, which took place at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

How much does the WNBA commissioner make? ›

Griner will be paid her full salary of nearly $228,000.

Does the WNBA get a trophy? ›

The WNBA presented her with a small, silver trophy cup. The WNBA confirmed to VERIFY that the trophy was created for the league by luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co., and did not cost $18.

Who won the 2022 WNBA championship? ›

The Las Vegas Aces took down the Chicago Sky 93-83 in the WNBA's second annual Commissioner's Cup on Tuesday. The in-season competition included 60 regular-season games featuring all 12 teams to determine which two would meet in the championship game.

Who is the commissioner of the WNBA? ›

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert is on her 12-city tour of the league, and landed in Los Angeles Tuesday to take in Sparks vs. Fever.

What channel is the Commissioner's Cup? ›

NEW YORK—July 20, 2022—Today, Prime Video and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced their on-air broadcast team for the second annual WNBA Commissioner's Cup Championship Game presented by Coinbase, airing exclusively on Prime Video on Tuesday, July 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Where can I watch the Commissioner's Cup? ›

By Joe Lemire May 13, 2021

The WNBA is introducing the Commissioner's Cup, a new in-season competition with a $500,000 prize pool. The final of the Cup will be broadcast exclusively by Amazon Prime Video.

How can I watch the Commissioners Cup? ›

Watch the first-ever WNBA Commissioner's Cup Championship Game exclusively on PRIME Video. This game will showcase the Connecticut Sun against the Seattle Storm, the two teams atop the Commissioner's Cup standings in each conference. By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms.

How much does Britney Griner make? ›

Current Contract

Brittney Griner signed a 3 year / $664,544 contract with the Phoenix Mercury, including an annual average salary of $221,515. In 2022, Griner will earn a base salary of $227,900, while carrying a cap hit of $227,900.

How much does Brittany Griner make? ›

Griner's winnings

Griner earned $227,000 during her latest season with the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA, the maximum salary allowed in women's professional basketball in the US. As such, many players have decided to look overseas to augment their salary.

What is Candace Parker salary? ›

Current Contract

Candace Parker signed a 2 year / $385,000 contract with the Chicago Sky, including $385,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $192,500. In 2022, Parker will earn a base salary of $195,000, while carrying a cap hit of $195,000.

How much does a WNBA trophy cost? ›

Although Tiffany & Co did not reveal how much the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy is worth, experts estimated the cost of producing the gold-plated trophy, including materials and labour, to be around US$14,200. Based on photos alone, Plum's trophy stands roughly eight inches tall.

What woman has the most WNBA championships? ›

Maya Moore's professional career, like her high school and college career, has been filled with championships. In her first three years, she made three WNBA finals, one Eurobasket final, and two WCBA finals, and won five of the six possible championships she could have.

What is the lowest scoring WNBA game? ›

The lowest scoring WNBA game saw the Washington Mystics play against the Cleveland Rockers on May 31, 2001. The Washington Mystics lost to the Rockers 69 to 34 and became the lowest-scoring team in WNBA history, a title they still hold. Below are the four lowest-scoring teams in a single game in WNBA history.

How long is a WNBA game? ›

NCAA women's college games are played in four 10-minute quarters just like WNBA games are. The amount of time it takes to complete a game is about two hours. Most high school basketball games in the United States are played in 8-minute quarters, but that varies from state to state.

How many rings does Candace Parker have? ›

Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker doesn't have much more to accomplish in the WNBA. She's a six-time All-Star, two-time MVP winner and two-time champion — the last of which came with her hometown team last year.

How many teams are in the WNBA? ›

The Women's National Basketball Association, or WNBA, is a professional basketball league comprised of 12 teams featuring the best women's basketball players in the world. Where can I buy tickets to WNBA games?

How much is the highest paid WNBA player? ›

They play for the Seattle Storm. All-star guard Jewell Lloyd became the highest-paid player in the WNBA when she re-signed with the Seattle Storm on a two-year $463,030 contract earlier this year, according to the Associated Press, earning an average of $231,515 a season.

Who owns the WNBA? ›

Are the NBA and WNBA the same company? ›

The W.N.B.A. is currently owned half by the 30 N.B.A. teams, and half by the 12 W.N.B.A. teams. Ownership on both sides will be diluted as part of the deal.

Is there a WNBA All Star weekend? ›

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022 will be played in Chicago at the Wintrust Arena, home of the defending WNBA Champion Chicago Sky, on Sunday, July 10 (ABC, noon CT/1 p.m. ET), and will be the centerpiece of a weekend full of WNBA activities, the league announced today.

Where can I watch the sky game in Chicago? ›

Watch the Washington Mystics at Chicago Sky on NBA TV.

Who is the commissioner of the WNBA? ›

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert is on her 12-city tour of the league, and landed in Los Angeles Tuesday to take in Sparks vs. Fever.

How many games are in a WNBA season? ›

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert revealed significant changes for the league's upcoming season during a press conference on Sunday ahead of the 2022 All-Star Game.

Is there a WNBA All-Star Game? ›

Chicago Sky coach James Wade and two Sky players, Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman, were on Team Stewart. This was the first WNBA All-Star Game staged in Chicago, and the timing was perfect coming on the heels of the Sky winning the league title for the first time in October and currently being in first place.

How can I watch the WNBA Commissioner's Cup? ›

Watch the first-ever WNBA Commissioner's Cup Championship Game exclusively on PRIME Video. This game will showcase the Connecticut Sun against the Seattle Storm, the two teams atop the Commissioner's Cup standings in each conference. By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon.com Services LLC.

How much is the highest paid WNBA player? ›

They play for the Seattle Storm. All-star guard Jewell Lloyd became the highest-paid player in the WNBA when she re-signed with the Seattle Storm on a two-year $463,030 contract earlier this year, according to the Associated Press, earning an average of $231,515 a season.

Who owns the WNBA? ›

How much are WNBA tickets? ›

The average ticket price across the WNBA stood at 47 U.S. dollars.
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Average ticket price of WNBA games in 2021, by team (in U.S. dollars)
CharacteristicAverage ticket price in U.S. dollars
Connecticut Sun66
Minnesota Lynx65
Las Vegas Aces65
League average47
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Could a WNBA player play in the NBA? ›

Game recognizes game, and the best players know that the main difference between the men and the women is something completely out of their control: a threshold for athleticism bestowed upon them at birth. No, a female player can't compete in today's NBA.

What is Brittney Griner salary? ›

Griner earned $227,000 during her latest season with the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA, the maximum salary allowed in women's professional basketball in the US.

How hard is it to get into the WNBA? ›

With only 12 teams and 12 roster spots on each team, the W.N.B.A. is harder to get in, and stay in, than the N.B.A., especially with most players' contracts not being guaranteed. The relatively low salaries also push players to make tough choices about when and where to play."

Who was MVP of WNBA All-Star Game 2022? ›

Plum was named the 2022 All-Star MVP for her offensive explosion, an award that comes with a trophy to commemorate her accomplishment. The trophy, however, didn't really reflect the nature of the award or the greatness of Plum's performance.

Who was the MVP of the All-Star Game 2022? ›

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota United FC goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair was named 2022 MLS All-Star MVP after a solid display in goal for the MLS All-Stars, helping the team secure a 2-1 win over the Liga MX All-Stars on Wednesday night at Allianz Field.

Who is the WNBA logo? ›

There was even a “who is the WNBA logo woman?” campaign. The league has not made any statements so far. It keeps saying that the logo is a celebration of all the athletes who have ever belonged to the WNBA. Yet, there is a popular opinion that the silhouette is modeled after Sue Bird.

In the span of 11 months, the Sky could win two WNBA championships and a Commissioner's Cup title. Plus, the Dream have play of the week, what to watch and what you missed.

And the way the contest is designed, it’s a potential preview of the WNBA Finals with the league’s best two teams taking the court in Chicago on Tuesday night.The Sky (20-6) already clinched the first 2022 playoff berth on Wednesday, and the Las Vegas Aces (19-8) trail by 1.5 games.. In the span of 11 months, the Sky could win two WNBA championships and a Commissioner's Cup title.. Chicago Sky's Candace Parker, Emma Meesseman, Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley talk during a timeout against the Atlanta Dream on July 12, 2022, at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.. Just like a 20-point game [by one player] is a 20-point game for all.. The winning players receive at least $30,000 each, which is half the minimum year-long salary for a player with less than two years of experience.. Those organizations received $2,000 if their team won a Commissioner's Cup game and $500 in loses.. For the Cup championship, the organization of the winning team will receive $10,000 and that of the losing team will receive $5,000.. The Dream have two left against the league's top-half of teams in the Storm (Sunday) and the Aces (Aug. 9).. Travel woes and league silence — Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve, with her team ensnared in a classic W travel nightmare, took issue with the "lack of support that we felt in terms of unresponsive messages to the league.”. Sunday: Wings at Fever (3 p.m., NBA TV), Dream at Storm (6 p.m., NBA TV), Sun at Lynx (7 p.m., Amazon Prime)

In the span of 11 months, the Sky could win two WNBA championships and a Commissioner's Cup title. Plus, the Dream have play of the week, what to watch and what you missed.

And the way the contest is designed, it’s a potential preview of the WNBA Finals with the league’s best two teams taking the court in Chicago on Tuesday night.The Sky (20-6) already clinched the first 2022 playoff berth on Wednesday, and the Las Vegas Aces (19-8) trail by 1.5 games.. In the span of 11 months, the Sky could win two WNBA championships and a Commissioner's Cup title.. Chicago Sky's Candace Parker, Emma Meesseman, Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley talk during a timeout against the Atlanta Dream on July 12, 2022, at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.. They know maybe better than anyone it’s a team game.. Parker is 25th (13.4) and Meesseman 32nd (12.7).. Those organizations received $2,000 if their team won a Commissioner's Cup game and $500 in loses.. For the Cup championship, the organization of the winning team will receive $10,000 and that of the losing team will receive $5,000.. The Dream's other win against a top-five squad was a 90-76 win against the Storm the week of the All-Star break.. It's their league now.

NEW YORK — It's been a pressure cooker of a summer for economies in both the U.S. and Europe, and experts say the extreme heat is making it increasingly difficult for workers to do their jobs -- especially those who work outdoors.

NEW YORK — It's been a pressure cooker of a summer for economies in both the U.S. and Europe, and experts say the extreme heat is making it increasingly difficult for workers to do their jobs -- especially those who work outdoors.. A historic and deadly heat wave has been scorching western Europe, killing more than 1,000 people in Spain and Portugal and displacing thousands in France, Greece and Italy.. Worker productivity losses due to heat cost the U.S. an estimated $100 billion a year, according to a report by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.. As days of extreme heat become more frequent, the report claims that figure is projected to double to $200 billion by 2030, or about 0.5% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average temperatures of several major U.S. cities have increased over the last 120 years, with Los Angeles County getting 3.4 degrees hotter and New York County experiencing a rise of 3.2 degrees in the average temperature.. In Dallas County, Texas, the average temperature rose 1.2 degrees in the past 60 years, according to NOAA, and experts say the Southeast and Midwest are projected to face the highest economic toll from extreme heat.. Texas loses an average of $30 billion a year due to its climate and the large number of people working outdoors, according to the think-tank's report.. That same report found that industries most affected by extreme heat are construction and agriculture, where workers are most exposed to the elements.. By 2050, construction is projected to lose 3.5% of its total annual economic activity to heat, or $1.2 billion per year, while agriculture is estimated to lose 3.7%, or nearly $131 million a year.. Americans' electric bills are expected to increase by 20% to an average of $540 for this summer, compared to the same period last year, according to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association.. Record high temperatures and wildfires in France, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy, which is suffering through one of its worst droughts on record, are destroying crops, pushing already high food prices even higher.. More than half of the 27 countries in the European Union now face the threat of drought, made worse by extreme heat, according to a report from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.. According to a study last year by European economists and climate experts published in the journal Nature Communications , heat waves on average had lowered overall annual economic growth across Europe by as much as 0.5% in the past decade.. The Italian farmers' association, Coldiretti, said that each fire costs Italians about $25,000 an acre to rebuild, and the group estimates that wheat production in Italy will decline by 15% because of an increase in production costs and the drought.

When the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks tip off on Sunday at 3:30 P.M. ET on ABC, it will be just the second time in WNBA history that two teams will meet in consecutive WNBA Finals. The last, and only other time it happened was in 1999 and 2000 when the Houston Comets and […]

The last, and only other time it happened was in 1999 and 2000 when the Houston Comets and the New York Liberty faced off in a matchup that the Comets had won two seasons prior, during the inaugural WNBA Finals.. After winning the first two WNBA Finals in league history, the Houston Comets, led by two-time defending league and WNBA Finals MVP, Cynthia Cooper, were poised for a run at a three-peat.. Perrot’s fight through her final days was considered to be a source of inspiration for the team during the season, as they finished 26-6. Cooper and teammate Sheryl Swoopes would be named to the All-WNBA First Team, while Tina Thompson earned All-WNBA Second Team honors.. In Game 1, the Comets lost to Los Angeles on the road 75-60, but once the series shifted back to Houston, the Comets regained control, winning the next two games for their third WNBA Finals berth in a row.. Having also earned a bye in the first round, the Liberty dropped Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Charlotte, but took the next two games in New York to set up the rematch of the 1997 Finals.. With the win, Houston officially cemented its WNBA dominance by earning a hat trick of its own, the first three Finals in WNBA history.. Cooper’s reign as MVP wasn’t the only thing to come to an end as Houston’s run of three straight best conference regular season records was halted as they finished a game behind the Los Angeles Sparks.. In Game 1, Phillips finished with a game-high 24 points, but Houston’s “big three” of Swoopes (12 PTS, 8 REB), Cooper (20 PTS, 5 AST), and Thompson (15 PTS, 8 REB) led the way for Houston in a win at Madison Square Garden.. Looking to finish off a perfect 6-0 playoff run, the Comets wrapped up the 2000 WNBA Finals in Game 2, winning 79-73 in overtime.

The 2020 WNBA season will feature the first-ever Commissioner’s Cup tournament, an expanded schedule with 36 games per team and an increase in nationally televised games on ABC.

NEW YORK – The 2020 WNBA season will feature the first-ever Commissioner’s Cup tournament, an expanded schedule with 36 games per team and an increase in nationally televised games on ABC.. “The Commissioner’s Cup offers fans another competition through which to support their favorite teams and adds a new dimension to the season for our players and teams.. Cup games will be the first home game and first road game each team plays against its five conference rivals, all completed from May 15 – July 10 before the WNBA takes a monthlong break while many WNBA players participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, including the USA Basketball Women’s National Team, which will be competing for its seventh consecutive gold medal.. The WNBA’s regular-season schedule has increased to an all-time high 36 games per team, up two games from 34.. ESPN networks will present 17 regular-season telecasts, including five games on ABC – up from three last season.. The Connecticut Sun will also appear four times on ESPN networks, beginning with a 2019 WNBA Finals rematch against the Mystics on Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m.. The following day, in addition to ESPN’s telecast of Los Angeles at Washington, Connecticut hosts the New York Liberty and Chicago visits Atlanta.. Opening weekend concludes with four games on Sunday, May 17: Los Angeles at New York, Dallas at the Las Vegas Aces, Seattle at Phoenix and Indiana at Minnesota.. Below is the telecast schedule for WNBA regular-season games ABC/ESPN/ESPN2.. 2020 WNBA SCHEDULE: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 TELECASTS. May 16: Los Angeles @ Washington 4:00 pm/et on ESPN. Tue.. June 2: Seattle @ Washington 8:00 pm/et on ESPN2. Sat.. June 6: Phoenix @ Las Vegas 3:00 pm/et on ABC. Sun.. Aug. 16: Minnesota @ Connecticut 12:00 pm/et on ESPN. Tue.. Fri. May 15: Atlanta @ Indiana 7:00 pm/et. Fri. May 15: Minnesota @ Chicago 8:00 pm/et. Fri. May 15: Dallas @ Seattle 10:00 pm/et. Sat.

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