WNBA Announces Schedule for 2009 Western Conference Semifinals

-- Second Seed Seattle Storm Tips Off Western Conference Playoffs on ESPN2 Wednesday, Sept. 16 --
-- Top Seed Phoenix Mercury to Begin Play on Thursday, Sept. 17 --

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2009 (Updated) – The 2009 WNBA Playoffs presented by adidas will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 16, when both the Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals tip off. With the Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm having secured the top two spots in the Western Conference, the league today announced the schedule of Western Conference Semifinal games.

Additional scheduling information will be furnished in the days to come. For playoff schedule updates and ticket information, fans can visit WNBA.com.

This marks the second consecutive season that adidas has presented both the WNBA Playoffs and Finals.

Phoenix vs. San AntonioLocalEDTNational Broadcast
Game 1 - Thu Sept. 17Phoenix at San Antonio8:00PM9:00PMESPN2
Game 2 - Sat Sept. 19San Antonio at Phoenix7:00PM10:00PMNBATV
Game 3 * Mon Sept. 21San Antonio at Phoenix7:00PM10:00PMESPN2

Seattle vs. Los AngelesLocalEDTNational Broadcast
Game 1 - Wed Sept. 16Seattle at Los Angeles7:00PM10:00PMESPN2
Game 2 - Fri Sept. 18Los Angeles at Seattle7:00PM10:00PMNBATV
Game 3 * Sun Sept. 20Los Angeles at Seattle2:00PM5:00PMESPN2

As of 9-12-09/2:15AM
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