Women’s National Basketball Association Fast Facts

Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a professional basketball league with 12 teams located across the US with two conferences (Eastern and Western).

WNBA Regular Season

Each WNBA team plays 36 regular season games beginning in May and ending in September.

WNBA Playoffs & Finals

Playoffs include the top eight teams (regardless of conference) based on regular season winning percentage. Round one (quarterfinals) includes four best-of-three series (1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5). These three-game series are a 2-1 format where the higher seed hosts the first two games. The semifinals and WNBA Finals are two best-of-five series (2–2–1 format). The higher seeded team hosts games 1, 2, and 5. Teams are not reseeded after each round. Finals are played in September.