Phoenix to appear in franchise-record 10th consecutive postseason

Mercury Clinch Playoff Birth

PHOENIX – The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today clinched its franchise-record 10th consecutive playoff appearance (2013-2022), 13th in the last 14 seasons and 17th in franchise history overall. The 10 consecutive playoff appearance is the longest active streak within the league and tied for the second-longest in league history (11 – Minnesota, 2011-2021; 10 – Seattle, 2004-2013). 2022 Phoenix Mercury Playoffs are presented by BallyBet.


The Mercury sealed its berth this evening with a loss by Minnesota prior to the team’s game against Chicago. With tonight’s results, the Mercury have clinched the eighth seed and are set to face the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces on the road in the first round of the WNBA 2022 Playoffs. In this season’s new 2-1 format, the first two games of the opening round will be hosted by Vegas. If Phoenix were to win one of the two first round games on the road, the Mercury will host Game 3 of the first round at Footprint Center on Tuesday, August 23.

2022 WNBA Playoffs Schedule – First Round


Wed 8/17 Phoenix at Las Vegas 1 7:00PM ESPN
Sat 8/20 Phoenix at Las Vegas 2 6:00PM ESPN2
Tue 8/23 Las Vegas at Phoenix 3* TBD TBD

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