The Atlanta Dream has earned the No. 2 seed and will host the No. 3 seed Washington Mystics at Philips Arena in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets for the game, which will be televised live on ESPN2, can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net.
The Dream will also host Game 3, if necessary, in the best-of-three series on Monday, Sept. 23. The time and television network for that game will be determined at a later date. Game 2 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Washington. That game will start at 7 p.m. and be televised on NBA TV.
Atlanta, making its fifth consecutive playoff appearance, won the season series against Washington, three games to two, and will have home-court advantage in a playoff series for the first time. The Dream reached the WNBA Finals as a No. 3 seed in 2011, and was the East’s No. 4 seed in 2010.
The other Eastern Conference Semifinal will see top-seeded Chicago face No. 4 seed Indiana beginning Friday. The Western Conference semifinals will include No. 2 seed Los Angeles against No. 3 seed Phoenix beginning Thursday, and No. 1 seed Minnesota facing No. 4 seed Seattle starting Friday.