First Round of 2013 WNBA Playoffs Announced

First Round of 2013 WNBA Playoffs Announced

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The Seattle Storm will host the Minnesota Lynx in game two of the 2013 WNBA Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m., which will be broadcast on ESPN2, as announced by the WNBA.

Minnesota will host game one on Friday, September 20 at 6 p.m. on NBA TV. Game three, if necessary, will be in Minnesota on Tuesday, September 24 with game time not yet announced.

The Storm will be making its WNBA record 10th-consecutive appearance in the playoffs. Seattle’s first-round game will be played at the Tacoma Dome due to a scheduling conflict with KeyArena. Tickets for the 2013 playoffs will go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 16 at 9 a.m.

Onsite parking at the Tacoma Dome will be available for $15 per vehicle on game day. Fans can also Use Sound Transit and Pierce Transit bus service to make the trip to the game. On Monday, September 16, single-game and group tickets will be available, with groups of 10 or more earning additional savings. Fans can visit StormBasketball.com to purchase tickets and for more information about playoffs at the Tacoma Dome.

This is the third time Seattle has met Minnesota in the Western Conference Semifinals. The two teams met in 2004 with Seattle sweeping the series 2-0 en route to winning the 2004 WNBA Championship. Last year, the Lynx won the series 2-1 and advanced to the 2012 WNBA Finals, losing to the Indiana Fever. Minnesota has swept the 2013 regular-season series with Seattle, 4-0. Only seven times in league history has a team won the playoff series against an opponent who swept the regular-season series.

The Storm finishes the regular season with a game against the Tulsa Shock on Saturday, September 14 at 7 p.m. To listen to all Storm games, tune in to The Fan AM 1090, the Seattle home of the CBS Sports Radio Network for Dick Fain and Adia Barnes.

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