NBA TV will tip off its 2018 WNBA game schedule with three straight days of live game coverage, beginning with the WNBA’s season opener featuring the Dallas Wings and Skylar Diggins-Smith at the Phoenix Mercury and Brittney Griner on Friday, May 18, at 10 p.m. ET.
The following afternoon, three of the top four picks in the 2018 WNBA Draft will square off as the Indiana Fever, with Kelsey Mitchell (No. 2 overall pick), host the Chicago Sky with Diamond DeShields (No. 3) and Gabby Williams (No. 4) on Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m.
The network’s third straight day of WNBA live game telecasts will feature the Fever visiting the Washington Mystics and Elena Delle Donne on Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
One week later, the new Las Vegas Aces and first overall WNBA Draft pick A’ja Wilson will make their home debut on national television hosting the Seattle Storm and Breanna Stewart on Sunday, May 27, at 8:30 p.m.
Additional game highlights include:
- Friday, August 3 – The 2017 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx – with Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles – will visit the Storm with Stewart and Sue Bird at 10 p.m.
- Sunday, August 5 – The Los Angeles Sparks – with Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike –will host the Mercury, featuring Griner and Diana Taurasi, at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 8 – The New York Liberty and Tina Charles will host the Sparks and Parker at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 15 – The Sparks and Ogwumike will visit the Mystics and Delle Donne at 7 p.m.
NBA TV’s WNBA schedule will include appearances from all 12 WNBA teams, along with extensive coverage of the league throughout the season including highlights and postgame interviews with players and coaches following key WNBA matchups. Overall, the network will televise 49 games throughout the regular season.
Additionally, the network will preview the regular season on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. with the 2018 WNBA Season Preview hosted by Ros Gold-Onwude and LaChina Robinson.