Mercury Advance to WNBA Semifinals, Three Wins Away from WNBA Finals

The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury earned a spot in the best-of-five WNBA Semifinals, following a single-elimination road win in Connecticut tonight at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Mercury advances to Round 3 and will take on the top-seeded Seattle Storm in a best-of-five series for a berth to the 2018 WNBA Finals.

Phoenix will play Games 1 and 2 on the road, and will host Game 3 on Friday, August 31.  Tickets to Game 3 of the 2018 WNBA Semifinals at Talking Stick Resort Arena can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting

Since the league’s new playoff format went into affect prior to the 2016 season, the Mercury is a perfect 6-0 in single elimination games in the first and second rounds, including a 4-0 mark on the road.  Even more impressive, Diana Taurasi improved to 13-0 in Game 3’s of a best-of-three series, Game 5’s of a best-of-five series and single eliminations games in the WNBA playoffs, and is a perfect 8-0 in elimination road games.

The best-of-five series will be a 2-2-1 format with the higher-seeded Seattle hosting Games 1, 2 and potentially 5, while the Mercury will play in front of the X-Factor for the second time this postseason in Game 3 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.  Tickets for Game 3 are on sale NOW at The Mercury will also host Game 4 if necessary.  All semifinal games will be carried on the ESPN family of networks.

Phoenix vs. Seattle, 2018 WNBA Semifinals Schedule (All times Eastern Time)

Date  Location Time Broadcast
Game 1: Sunday, August 26 Phoenix at Seattle 5 p.m. ET ESPN2
Game 2: Tuesday, August 28 Phoenix at Seattle 10 p.m. ET ESPN2
Game 3: Friday, August 31 Seattle at Phoenix TBD ESPNews#


Game 4*:                 Sunday, September 2 Seattle at Phoenix TBD ESPN2
Game 5*:                 Tuesday, September 4 Phoenix at Seattle TBD ESPNews#

#Also airs on NBATV

*If needed

Be Heard in the Playoffs! Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury have qualified for their franchise-record sixth-straight WNBA Playoffs, as Taurasi attempts to lead the Mercury to a WNBA-record tying fourth championship.  Tickets to Game 3 of the WNBA Semifinals at Talking Stick Resort Arena can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting