WNBA playoffs 2023: Schedule, results, news and highlights

Breanna Stewart's 27-point performance sends Liberty to WNBA Finals (1:23)

Breanna Stewart boosts the Liberty to a series win and a trip to the WNBA Finals. (1:23)

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It's the WNBA Finals matchup many envisioned before the season tipped in May. The Las Vegas Aces will face the New York Liberty in a battle of superteams for the 2023 title.

The Finals will feature a trio of former MVPs (A'ja Wilson, Jonquel Jones and Breanna Stewart), five former No. 1 draft picks and two of the best point guards in the world (Chelsea Gray and Courtney Vandersloot).

It's New York's first trip to the Finals in 21 years, while Las Vegas is trying to become the first team to win back-to-back championships since the Los Angeles Sparks won in 2001 and 2002. The Aces were also the top seed in 2022, when they won their first championship.

Game 1 of the best-of-five series is Sunday, Oct. 8, on ABC (3 p.m. ET).

Here's all the info you need for the Finals, including news, analysis and highlights.

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WNBA Finals

(1) Las Vegas Aces vs. (2) New York Liberty

Game 1: New York at Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 8 (3 p.m. ET, ABC)
Game 2: New York at Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 11 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Game 3: Las Vegas at New York, Sunday, Oct. 15 (3 p.m. ET, ABC)
Game 4*: Las Vegas at New York, Wednesday, Oct. 18 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Game 5*: New York at Las Vegas, Friday, Oct. 20 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Aces go on 11-0 run to advance to WNBA Finals

The Aces complete a sweep of the Wings with an 11-0 run to send Las Vegas to the WNBA Finals.


(1) Las Vegas Aces defeat (4) Dallas Wings 3-0

Game 1: At Las Vegas 97, Dallas 83
Game 2: At Las Vegas 91, Dallas 84
Game 3: Las Vegas 64, at Dallas 61

Alyssa Thomas records 7th triple-double of the season

Alyssa Thomas records her seventh triple-double of the season but the Sun fall to the Liberty and are eliminated from the WNBA playoffs.

(2) New York Liberty defeat (3) Connecticut Sun 3-1

Game 1: Connecticut 78, at New York 63
Game 2: At New York 84, Connecticut 77
Game 3: New York 92, at Connecticut 81
Game 4: New York 87, at Connecticut 84

A'ja Wilson dominates with 38 points as Aces take Game 2

A'ja Wilson dominates with 38 points and 16 rebounds as the Aces sweep the Sky to advance to the WNBA semifinals.


(1) Las Vegas Aces defeat (8) Chicago Sky 2-0

Game 1: At Las Vegas 87, Chicago 59
Game 2: At Las Vegas 92, Chicago 70

(2) New York Liberty defeat (7) Washington Mystics 2-0

Game 1: At New York 90, Washington 75
Game 2: At New York 90, Washington 85 OT

(3) Connecticut Sun defeat (6) Minnesota Lynx 2-1

Game 1: At Connecticut 90, Minnesota 60
Game 2: Minnesota 82, at Connecticut 75
Game 3: Connecticut 90, at Minnesota 75

(4) Dallas Wings defeat (5) Atlanta Dream 2-0

Game 1: At Dallas 94, Atlanta 82
Game 2: At Dallas 101, Atlanta 74