WNBA playoff races still going strong in final week

Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2022

With one week left in the WNBA regular season, there’s still a lot to be decided as far as the postseason goes.

Six teams have clinched spots in the playoffs that begin next week although none of the seeds has been locked up just yet.

Chicago is in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 overall seed, just needing a combination of two more wins or Las Vegas losses to seal home-court advantage through the playoffs. The defending champions are looking to be the first to repeat since Los Angeles did it in 2001-02.

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Las Vegas and Connecticut are battling for the No. 2 seed and potentially homecourt in their semifinal series if both advance. Seattle and Washington sit a half game apart in the standings for the fourth and fifth seeds.

Dallas may be the only team that really has locked in its spot, clinching a playoff berth on Monday night. The Wings have won five straight and most likely will be the sixth seed.

The final two spots are totally up for grabs with five teams vying for them. Only one game separates seventh place Atlanta from No. 11 Los Angeles with all five teams having three games to play each this week.