WNBA Playoffs on ESPN Continue with Best-of-Five Semifinals

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WNBA Playoffs on ESPN Continue with Best-of-Five Semifinals

Doubleheader Tips off Tonight on ESPN2

ESPN’s live presentation of every game of the 2017 WNBA Playoffs presented by Verizon continue tonight with the start of the best-of-five semifinals on ESPN2. Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics visit Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx at 8 p.m. ET, followed by Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury visiting Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks at 10 p.m. Play-by-play commentator Pam Ward and analyst LaChina Robinson will call the first game while commentator Ryan Ruocco, analyst – and newly enshrined Naismith Hall of Famer – Rebecca Lobo and reporter Holly Rowe call the second matchup. Cassidy Hubbarth will host the in-studio coverage for both games.

The Semifinals will continue with Games 2 on Thursday, Sept. 14, on ESPN2, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Games 3 will play on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. (Lynx at Mystics) and 5 p.m. (Sparks at Mercury), with both games on ESPN. All games will also stream live on the ESPN app.

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Tue, Sep 12 8 p.m. Semifinals, Game 1:
Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx
Pam Ward & LaChina Robinson
ESPN2
  10 p.m. Semifinals, Game 2:
Phoenix Mercury at Los Angeles Sparks
Ryan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo & Holly Rowe
ESPN2
Thu, Sep 14 8 p.m. Semifinals, Game 2:
Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx
Pam Ward & LaChina Robinson
ESPN2
  10 p.m. Semifinals, Game 2:
Phoenix Mercury at Los Angeles Sparks
Ryan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo & Holly Rowe
ESPN2
Sun, Sep 17 3 p.m. Semifinals, Game 3
Minnesota Lynx at Washington Mystics
Pam Ward, LaChina Robinson & Holly Rowe
ESPN
  5 p.m. Semifinals, Game 3
Los Angeles Sparks at Phoenix Mercury
Ryan Ruocco & Rebecca Lobo
ESPN
Tue, Sep 19 TBD Semifinals, Game 4* ESPN2
  TBD Semifinals, Game 4* ESPN2
Thu, Sep 21 TBD Semifinals, Game 5* ESPN2
  TBD Semifinals, Game 5* ESPN2

* If necessary

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