The W spoiled us this 12 months with a sensationally climactic common season stretch. The rest of the season got here right down to the wire final night time with the New York Liberty ready in limbo to see in the event that they’d snag the eight seed. With the losses of the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks, the Liberty slid into the ultimate seed for the 2021 WNBA Playoffs.
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The primary and second rounds of the playoffs might be single elimination, tipping off on Thursday night. Spherical one will pit the No. 8 seed Liberty towards the No. 5 seed Phoenix Mercury and on the alternative aspect of the bracket, the No. 6 seed Chicago Sky towards the No. 7 seed Dallas Wings.
The winner of the competition in Arizona will get a shot on the No. 4 seed Seattle Storm the place the winner of the Chicago-Dallas elimination recreation will face the No. 3 seed Minnesota Lynx within the second spherical.
The 2 greatest information within the league, held by the Las Vegas Aces and the Connecticut Solar, have each earned a bye to the semi-finals in addition to home-court benefit all through the 2021 playoffs.
After dueling it out within the second spherical, the bottom seeded group will play the highest seeded Solar whereas the remaining highest seed will face off towards the No. 2 Aces. After every spherical, the remaining groups are to be reseeded.