#WNBAAllDay’s six-game schedule on May 20 is highlighted by a Finals rematch between the 2017 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx and the 2016 champion Los Angeles Sparks at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The matchup in Minnesota marks the start of ESPN2’s season-long WNBA coverage. The Lynx and Sparks have met in the last two Finals, with both series concluding in dramatic Game 5s.
Throughout the 2018 season, ESPN Networks will air up to 33 games, including 13 regular-season contests, Verizon WNBA All-Star and every game of the postseason. All ESPN telecasts will also stream live on the ESPN app.
A complete list of telecasts, including games to air on NBA TV and games to be streamed live on Twitter, will be announced at a later date.
The 2018 WNBA regular season will run from Friday, May 18 through Sunday, Aug. 19. For information about game tickets, visit WNBA.com/tickets.
2018 WNBA ESPN2 TELEVISION SCHEDULE*
May 20 (Sunday), 5 PM ET — Los Angeles @ Minnesota
May 24 (Thursday), 7 PM ET – Los Angeles @ Connecticut
June 1 (Friday), 8 PM ET – Phoenix @ Minnesota
June 7 (Thursday), 10 PM ET – Seattle @ Los Angeles
June 13 (Wednesday), 7 PM ET – Washington @ Connecticut
June 22 (Friday), 10 PM ET – New York @ Las Vegas
June 28 (Thursday), 9 PM ET – Los Angeles @ Seattle
July 5 (Thursday), 8 PM ET – Los Angeles @ Minnesota
July 19 (Thursday), 8 PM ET – Washington @ Dallas
July 24 (Tuesday), 8 PM ET – New York @ Minnesota
August 2 (Thursday), 10 PM ET – Minnesota @ Los Angeles
August 12 (Sunday), 7 PM ET – Los Angeles @ Phoenix
August 19 (Sunday), 7 PM ET – Washington @ Minnesota
*Note: Schedule subject to change
Highlights of ESPN2’s 2018 regular-season telecast schedule include:
- All 13 telecasts will feature at least one winner of the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award. MVPs will go head-to-head seven times, including three meetings between Minnesota’s Maya Moore (2014) and Sylvia Fowles (2017) and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker (2008, 2013) and Nneka Ogwumike (2016).
- In other matchups of former MVPs, Moore and Fowles will host Diana Taurasi (2009) and the Mercury on June 1, Charles (2012) and the Liberty on July 24 and Delle Donne (2015) and the Mystics on Aug. 19. Parker, Ogwumike and the Sparks will visit the Taurasi-led Mercury on Aug. 12.
- Eleven games will feature a former No. 1 overall draft pick, with nine head-to-head matchups between top picks.
- The Lynx and Sparks will meet in Minneapolis on May 20 and July 5, and in Los Angeles on Aug. 2.
- Las Vegas will make its ESPN2 debut in a home game against New York on June 22.
- Every ESPN/ESPN2 telecast will include multiple Olympic gold-medal winners.