WNBA playoffs: WNBA teams to compete in 2019-20
The WNBA’s playoff run begins with a bang.
After three consecutive championships, the league has won its first-ever national title and is poised to join the NBA as a second-division league.
The WBC will start play March 1.
The league will then return to the NBA in 2019 with a new schedule that includes a home-and-home series against the league’s expansion partner, the Orlando Magic.
The teams will also play for the inaugural WNBA Women’s Championship in 2019, followed by a title match for the 2021 Olympics.
But that is only the start of what will be a full season of action, with a number of marquee events set for the league.
Here are five things to know about the playoffs.
Who will play in the playoffs?
All 30 teams will play seven games in the regular season.
The playoffs are best described as a battle for the WNBA title between the teams that finished last season and the league leaders.
All 30 WNBA franchises are seeded in a bracket that is made up of the top 10 teams in each conference.
The top 10 seeds in each league face off in the WBC Finals in Las Vegas.
The 10 teams that advance to the WCF semifinals will face the second- and third-seeded teams in the league in the championship game.
The winner of the WCS semifinals faces the second and third seed in the conference championship.
Teams that fall to the second or third seed will play each other in the semifinals.
The conference champion will face off against the third- or fourth-seeding team in the final.
How will the games be played?
The WCF, which has its championship game scheduled for June 10, is the only WNBA championship game that is played on the same day as the WNC tournament, meaning the first two weeks of the regular schedule will be played on March 1, with the WNW and WNBA Finals on March 6 and 7.
The tournament will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
The semifinals will be televised on ESPN2.
What will be the lineups?
There are a number potential matchups in the first round.
The six-team tournament is the most diverse in the women’s game, with six teams in three divisions and four in five.
Teams will compete in a four-game series against each other.
The final game of the series will determine the championship.
The first game of a two-game WNBA playoff will be between the first- and second-seeds in the title game.
A WNW playoff will feature four teams in four divisions and two teams in five divisions.
The next WNW game will be held in 2019 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
How much money will be in play?
The league is expected to make about $2.5 million in revenue and about $1 million in television rights fees in 2019.
In 2019-2020, the WOC will make about half of the league total and the WBN will make $1.5 to $2 million in total.
The money from the WWN will go toward building the WNB, which will serve as the new home of the tournament.
Where will the tournament be played in 2019?
The semifinals and championship will be hosted at the WNT Arena in Orlando, Fla., with games taking place on ESPN and TNT.
In 2020, the playoffs will be aired on ESPN in Atlanta.
The second and final WNW semifinal will be on ESPN3.
Will there be a WNBA tournament for women?
There is a possibility, although the league hasn’t decided yet.
The 2018 WNBA season had the WNBL, which was created in partnership with the NBA and is a precursor to the 2018 WNW, play in Los Angeles.
The NBL is the first WNBA division to have its title game played on a national stage, and the NBL’s format would make it the first in the world to have an Olympic-style women’s tournament with a national title match.
However, the NPL will host the WWC and the 2020 WNW semifinals will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The 2017 WNBA Championship was played at the NIT in Orlando and will be staged at the Hard Rock Stadium in Orlando in 2021.
The 2022 WNW will be at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., with the championship scheduled for Jan. 25-27.
How many games will there be in the finals?
The finals are expected to be played over a seven-day period.
The playoff will run for six days, and in each day, a different WNBA team will play at least one of the eight playoff games.
All teams in a playoff will face one another in a best-of-five series that will decide the champion.
The champion will play a one-time-only game against a team from another division, a second best-or-worst game.
Teams from each division will play four regular-season games against the other division. The