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WNBA games today: 2023 WNBA Finals schedule, Game 4 info for Aces vs Liberty

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WNBA games today: October 18

There is one WNBA game today. The New York Liberty stayed alive in the 2023 WNBA Finals, winning Game 3 over the Las Vegas Aces. Game 4 of the WNBA Finals is on Wednesday at 8 PM ET.

WNBA Finals schedule

  • Game 1: Las Vegas Aces 99, New York Liberty 82 (Las Vegas 1-0)
  • Game 2: Las Vegas Aces 104, New York Liberty 76 (Las Vegas 2-0)
  • Game 3: New York Liberty 87, Las Vegas Aces 73 (Las Vegas 2-1)
  • Game 4: Las Vegas Aces @ New York Liberty – Wednesday, Oct. 18- 8 PM ET – ESPN
  • Game 5*: New York Liberty @ Las Vegas Aces – Friday, Oct. 20 – 9 PM ET – ESPN

WNBA standings

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Who are the defending WNBA Champions?

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The Las Vegas Aces are the defending WNBA Champions. Becky Hammon’s squad took out the Connecticut Sun in four games in the best-of-five WNBA Finals.

WNBA championship history (past decade)

  • 2022: Las Vegas Aces
  • 2021: Chicago Sky
  • 2020: Seattle Storm
  • 2019: Washington Mystics
  • 2018: Seattle Storm
  • 2017: Minnesota Lynz
  • 2016: Los Angeles Sparks
  • 2015: Minnesota Lynx
  • 2014: Phoenix Mercury
  • 2013: Minnesota Lynx

WNBA playoff structure

Eight of the 12 teams in the WNBA earn a spot in the playoffs. The first round is best of three while the semifinals and finals are best of five.

WNBA Playoff bracket as of now

  • 1- Las Vegas Aces vs 8- Los Angeles Sparks
  • 4- Dallas Wings vs 5- Atlanta Dream
  • 3- Connecticut Sun vs 6- Minnesota Lynx
  • 2- New York Liberty vs 7- Washington Mystics

WNBA history

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The WNBA was founded back in 1996 and played its first season in 1997. The WNBA season typically goes May to the beginning of October. Each team plays 40 games per season.

In 1997, there were eight original teams. That number increased to a whopping 16 from 2000-02 before relocation and teams folding became the name of the game.

Five teams have folded in the history of the WNBA. That list includes the Charlotte Sting (2006), Cleveland Rockers (2003), Houston Cornerts (2008), Miami Soi (2002), Portland Fire (2002) and Sacramento Monarchs (2009).

Five other teams have relocated in the history of the league. Below is a look at them.

  • Detroit Shock
  • Orlando Miracle
  • Utah Starzz
  • Tulsa Shock
  • San Antonio Stars

The Las Vegas Aces were originally the Utah Starzz before becoming the San Antonio Stars. They relocated to Las Vegas and became the Aces back in 2017.

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