CHICAGO The Chicago Sky's first round playoff schedule and opponent has been finalized after the WNBA regular season concluded Sunday. The Sky, who finished second in the Eastern Conference, will face the number three seed Indiana Fever in the first round of the 2015 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile.
The first game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals will be held at 7:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, September 17th at the UIC Pavilion. The game will air on ESPN2. The Sky will play the second game of the series on Saturday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m. CDT inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Game two will air on NBATV. The final game in the series, if needed, will be held at Allstate Arena on Monday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. CDT on NBATV and locally on The U Too.
The Chicago Sky won six of its final eight games to finish with an overall record of 21-13. Chicago and Indiana played four times during the regular season, with Chicago winning the series 4-0. This will be the third consecutive season the Sky and Fever meet in a WNBA playoff series. The top seeded New York Liberty will face the number fourth seed Washington Mystics to round out the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The first round of the WNBA playoffs is a two-out-of-three series ( meaning the first team to two wins moves on to the next round ). The top two seeds in each conference have the home court advantage for the series. The games alternate home sites starting at the home of the top seed.
The winning team in each first round series advances to the Conference Finals. This round is also a two-out-of-three series and again alternates home sites starting at the home of the top seed.
The WNBA Finals Champion is determined in a best three-out-of-five series. The first two games are played at the home of the top seed, followed by two games ( game 4 if needed ) at
the home of the lower seed. If the teams are tied at the end of four games, the fifth and final game is played at the home of the top seed.
Fans can purchase their 2015 WNBA Playoff tickets by calling 866.SKY.WNBA or visiting Ticketmaster orwww.chicagosky.net .
About the Chicago Sky
Now in their tenth season, the Chicago Sky ( 21-13 ) is coming off a 2014 season where the team secured a playoff berth for the second consecutive season and won the Eastern Conference Championship to advance to the WNBA Finals. For information on 2015 ticket packages to see the Sky play at Allstate Arena, call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit www.chicagosky.net .