The 2022 WNBA Season Kicks Off With Four Games on May 6

The 26th season of the WNBA kicks off Friday, May 6 with four games including three matchups that count towards the Commissioner’s Cup in-season competition. The Commissioner’s Cup includes 61 games and players will compete for a $500,000 prize pool.

The Weekend Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game TV/Streaming
Fri-May-06 7:00 PM Indiana Fever @ Washington Mystics Facebook, NBC Sports Washington/Monumental Sports,
Fri-May-06 8:00 PM Los Angeles Sparks @ Chicago Sky NBA TV, Marquee Sports Network, Spectrum Sportsnet
Fri-May-06 10:00 PM Las Vegas Aces @ Phoenix Mercury NBA TV, Bally Sports Arizona Extra
Fri-May-06 10:00 PM Minnesota Lynx @ Seattle Storm Twitter (@WNBA), Fox 13+/Amazon Prime – Seattle, The CW-Twin Cities
Sat-May-07 6:00 PM Connecticut Sun @ New York Liberty ESPN
Sat-May-07 8:00 PM Atlanta Atlanta Dream @ Wings CBSSN, Bally Sports Southwest Extra, Ball Sports Southeast Extra
Sun-May-08 3:00 PM Los Angeles Sparks @ Indiana Fever WNBA on Amazon Prime,, Spectrum Sportsnet
Sun-May-08 8:00 PM Washington Mystics @ Minnesota Lynx ESPN2
Sun-May-08 10:00 PM Seattle Storm @ Las Vegas Aces ESPN2

Key Dates of the Season

  • May 6: Regular Season Tips Off
  • Jul. 10:  All-Star Game
  • Jul. 26: Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game
  • Aug. 14: Last Day of Regular Season
  • Aug. 17: Start of WNBA Playoffs
  • Sep. 20: Last Possible Finals Date
  • Sep. 22 – Oct. 1: FIBA Women’s World Cup, Australia – Due to the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Australia that begins in late September, the WNBA season will start sooner than usual to accommodate players who will compete with their national teams in the tournament.

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