WNBA playoffs 2022: Sun, Storm get lower-seed upsets in Game 1 of semifinals; next games Wednesday

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The 2022 WNBA postseason continued with the semifinals Sunday. The No. 4 Seattle Storm stole Game 1 from the No. 1 Las Vegas Aces; and the No. 3 Connecticut Sun beat the No. 2 Chicago Sky. This season, the format changed to best-of-five series in the semifinals and WNBA Finals. Eight teams made the postseason, and there are no longer byes for the top seeds. All four top seeds advanced from the best-of-three first round. Follow Yahoo Sports for live coverage throughout the postseason.

WNBA semifinals TV schedule

All times are ET.

*—if necessary

Games 1, Sunday

Seattle 76, Las Vegas 73 (Storm lead, 1-0)

Connecticut 68, Chicago 63 (Sun lead, 1-0)

Games 2, Wednesday, Aug. 31

Connecticut at Chicago, 8 p.m. on ESPN2

Seattle at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. on ESPN2

Games 3, Sunday, Sept. 4

Chicago at Connecticut, 1 p.m. on ESPN2

Las Vegas at Seattle, 3 p.m. on ABC

Games 4, Tuesday, Sept. 6

Chicago at Connecticut, TBD on ESPN2*

Las Vegas at Seattle, TBD on ESPN2*

Games 5, Thursday, Sept. 8

Connecticut at Chicago, TBD on ESPN2*

Seattle at Las Vegas, TBD on ESPN2*

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) and forward Stephanie Talbot (7) celebrate after a play against the Las Vegas Aces during the first half in Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal playoff series Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) and forward Stephanie Talbot (7) celebrate after a play against the Las Vegas Aces during the first half in Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal playoff series Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)