Dream Conference Semifinals Schedule Set

ATLANTA, Sept. 15, 2013 – The Atlanta Dream has earned the No. 2 seed and will host the No. 3 seed Washington Mystics at Philips Arena in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets for the game, which will be televised live on ESPN2, can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net.

The Dream will also host Game 3, if necessary, in the best-of-three series on Monday, Sept. 23. The time and television network for that game will be determined at a later date. Game 2 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Washington. That game will start at 7 p.m. and be televised on NBA TV.

Atlanta, making its fifth consecutive playoff appearance, won the season series against Washington, three games to two, and will have home-court advantage in a playoff series for the first time. The Dream reached the WNBA Finals as a No. 3 seed in 2011, and was the East’s No. 4 seed in 2010.

The other Eastern Conference Semifinal will see top-seeded Chicago face No. 4 seed Indiana beginning Friday. The Western Conference semifinals will include No. 2 seed Los Angeles against No. 3 seed Phoenix beginning Thursday, and No. 1 seed Minnesota facing No. 4 seed Seattle starting Friday.

The two-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream is in its sixth season at Philips Arena as part of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Dream has qualified for the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season, including back-to-back conference titles in 2010 and 2011. Tickets for the 2013 WNBA Playoffs can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net.

Game 1 – at Atlanta, Thursday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Game 2 – at Washington, Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
Game 3 – at Atlanta, Monday, Sept. 23 at TBA (TBA)