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The 2018 WNBA season kicks off Friday, May 18

Published on February 8, 2018

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The 2018 WNBA season tips off Friday, May 18. The league’s 22nd opening weekend will feature eight games. On May 18, the Phoenix Mercury will host the Dallas Wings at 10 p.m. ET. The next day, the Chicago Sky visit the Indiana Fever at 1 p.m. ET. All teams will be in action on Sunday, May 20 and the Las Vegas Aces make their debut when they visit the Connecticut Sun at 1 p.m. ET. [Full Schedule]

During the 2018 season, ESPN Networks will air up to 33 games, including 13 regular-season contests, the WNBA All-Star game and every game of the postseason. A complete list of broadcasts, including games on NBA TV and games that will be streamed on Twitter, will be announced at a later date.

2018 WNBA SCHEDULE: OPENING WEEKEND

Day     Date                   Visitor                    Home                          Local Time     Eastern Time

Fri.       May 18               Dallas                      Phoenix                       7:00 p.m.         10:00 p.m.

Sat.      May 19               Chicago                  Indiana                        1:00 p.m.         1:00 p.m.

Sun.     May 20               Las Vegas               Connecticut                 1:00 p.m.         1:00 p.m.

Sun.     May 20               Indiana                   Washington                 1:00 p.m.         1:00 p.m.

Sun.     May 20               Atlanta                    Dallas                          2:00 p.m.         3:00 p.m.

Sun.     May 20               Los Angeles            Minnesota                   4:00 p.m.         5:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

Sun.     May 20               New York               Chicago                       6:00 p.m.         7:00 p.m.

Sun.     May 20               Phoenix                   Seattle                         6:00 p.m.         9:00 p.m.

ADDITIONAL HOME OPENERS FOR 2018

Day     Date                   Visitor                    Home                          Local Time     Eastern Time

Fri.       May 25               Minnesota               New York                   7:30 p.m.         7:30 p.m.

Sat.      May 26               Dallas                      Atlanta                        6:00 p.m.         6:00 p.m.

Sun.     May 27               Phoenix                   Los Angeles                2:00 p.m.         5:00 p.m.

Sun.     May 27               Seattle                     Las Vegas                   5:00 p.m.         8:00 p.m.

2018 ESPN2 WNBA TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Day     Date                   Visitor                    Home                          Local Time     Eastern Time    Network

Sun.     May 20, 2018     Los Angeles            Minnesota                    4:00 p.m.         5:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Thur.    May 24, 2018     Los Angeles            Connecticut                 7:00 p.m.         7:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Fri.       June 1, 2018       Phoenix                   Minnesota                    7:00 p.m.         8:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Thur.    June 7, 2018       Seattle                     Los Angeles                 7:00 p.m.         10:00 p.m.          ESPN2

Wed.   June 13, 2018     Washington             Connecticut                   7:00 p.m.         7:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Fri.      June 22, 2018      New York               Las Vegas                     7:00 p.m.         10:00 p.m.          ESPN2

Thur.    June 28, 2018     Los Angeles            Seattle                           6:00 p.m.         9:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Thur.    July 5, 2018        Los Angeles            Minnesota                     7:00 p.m.         8:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Thur.    July 19, 2018     Washington            Dallas                             7:00 p.m.         8:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Tue.     July 24, 2018      New York               Minnesota                      7:00 p.m.         8:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Thur.    Aug. 2, 2018      Minnesota               Los Angeles                   7:00 p.m.         10:00 p.m.          ESPN2

Sun.     Aug. 12, 2018    Los Angeles            Phoenix                          4:00 p.m.         7:00 p.m.            ESPN2

Sun.     Aug. 19, 2018    Washington            Minnesota                       6:00 PM          7:00 p.m.            ESPN2

* Schedule subject to change

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