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WNBA’s 20th anniversary season tips off on Saturday, May 14 with five games

Published on January 28, 2016

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The WNBA’s historic 20th season tips off on Saturday, May 14 with five games including an ESPN telecast of the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury at 7:30 p.m. ET.  WNBA Tip-Off 2016 consists of 12 games over nine days (May 14-22), showcasing the home opener of every team.

In the other opening-day matchups, the Chicago Sky host the Connecticut Sun (8 p.m. ET); the newly relocated Dallas Wings play at the Indiana Fever (6 p.m. ET); the New York Liberty visit the Washington Mystics (7 p.m. ET); and the Atlanta Dream take on the host San Antonio Stars (8 p.m. ET).

The 2016 season also features a new, more balanced regular-season schedule highlighted by more cross-conference games.

ESPN networks will air up to 33 games, including wall-to-wall coverage of the WNBA postseason with ESPN networks televising every game of the WNBA Playoffs and WNBA Finals presented by Verizon. All ESPN telecasts will also be available on WatchESPN. NBA TV will televise more than 40 games during the regular season. That telecast schedule will be announced at a later date.

In addition, WNBA LiveAccess will provide online and mobile viewing of live and archived WNBA games for the entire season.

In October 2014, the NBA and ESPN announced an extension of the partnership between the WNBA and ESPN through which WNBA games will continue to be televised on ESPN networks through the 2025 season. The agreement extends the league’s relationship with ESPN, which commenced in 1997, to 29 years.

Day      Date                   Visitor                     Home                Local Time    Eastern Time       Network

Sat.      May 14, 2016      Phoenix                   Minnesota         6:30 PM         7:30 PM                ESPN

Tues.   May 24, 2016      Los Angeles            Chicago             6:00 PM         7:00 PM                ESPN2

Tues.   May 31, 2016      Minnesota               New York          8:00 PM         8:00 PM                ESPN2

Tues.   June 7, 2016      New York                Los Angeles      7:00 PM         10:00 PM              ESPN2

Tues.   June 14, 2016    Indiana                    Minnesota         7:00 PM         8:00 PM                ESPN2

Tues.   June 21, 2016    Phoenix                   Dallas                7:00 PM         8:00 PM                ESPN2

Tues.   June 28, 2016    Dallas                      Los Angeles      7:00 PM         10:00 PM              ESPN2

Tues.   July 5, 2016        Chicago                   Minnesota         7:00 PM         8:00 PM                ESPN2

Tues.   July 19, 2016      Los Angeles            Indiana              8:00 PM         8:00 PM                ESPN2

Sun.     Aug. 28, 2016     Seattle                     Minnesota         6:00 PM         7:00 PM                ESPN2

Sun.     Aug. 28, 2016     Los Angeles            Phoenix             6:00 PM         9:00 PM                ESPN2

Tues.   Sept. 6, 2016      Phoenix                   Atlanta               8:00 PM         8:00 PM                ESPN2

Tues.   Sept. 13, 2016    Minnesota               Chicago             7:00 PM         8:00 PM                ESPN2

Sun.     Sept. 18, 2016    Dallas                      Indiana              4:00 PM         4:00 PM                ESPN2

This post is part of the thread: 2015 WNBA Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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