PHOENIX -; Mark your calendars, it's time to BEAT LA! The Phoenix Mercury today announced the clubÂs schedule for the opening round of the 2013 WNBA Playoffs, which will begin a week from today, Thursday, Sept. 19th, in a nationally-televised matchup with the Los Angeles Sparks.
The Mercury's best-of-three first-round series against Los Angeles begins at STAPLES Center on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Game 2, the Mercury's first-round home game, will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at US Airways Center. The game will be shown nationally on NBA TV. If necessary, Game 3 is in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 23, and will tip off at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Mercury vs. Los Angeles
Game 1 - Thu September 19 Phoenix at Los Angeles 7:00PM ESPN2
Game 2 - Sat September 21 Los Angeles at Phoenix 7:00PM NBATV
Game 3 * Mon September 23 Phoenix at Los Angeles 7:00PM ESPN2
* If Necessary
The opening two rounds (Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals) are best-of-three series, and the WNBA Finals is a best-of-five format. The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm will square off in the other Western Conference first-round series.
Phoenix is making its eighth playoff appearance all-time, fourth in the last five seasons, and fifth in the last seven campaigns overall.
Fans can purchase single-game tickets to the Mercury's first-round home game, or can secure seats for all Mercury home playoff contests, by purchasing a playoff strip. Lower-level single-game tickets start at $12 and are on sale now at phoenixmercury.com.