RELEASE: WNBA Announces 4 Dream Games To Be Streamed Live On Twitter
– Action Begins with Four Games on May 20 During WNBA Tip-Off Presented by Verizon –
NEW YORK, May 2, 2018 – The WNBA today announced the 20 games that will be live streamed on Twitter during the 2018 season. Twitter will return for its second consecutive season of live game coverage with four games on Sunday, May 20, followed by games each Tuesday and a season finale on Sunday, Aug. 19.
Twitter’s four-game schedule on May 20 helps headline #WNBAAllDay, when all 12 teams will be in action as part of WNBA Tip-Off 2018 presented by Verizon. The action on Twitter will start with the Las Vegas Aces visiting the Connecticut Sun at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Wings hosting the Atlanta Dream at 3 p.m. ET. Later, the New York Liberty will visit the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. ET and the Phoenix Mercury will host the Seattle Storm at 9 p.m. ET.
Every WNBA team will make at least two game appearances on Twitter during the league’s 22nd season. In addition to Twitter, WNBA games can be seen on ESPN2, NBA TV, WNBA League Pass and the ESPN App this season.
During its inaugural season on Twitter, the WNBA averaged 613,000 unique viewers per game for its 20-game schedule. The Mercury vs. the Wings (5/14/17), the San Antonio Stars vs. the Wings (5/25/17) and the Mercury vs. the Minnesota Lynx (7/14/17) were the three most-viewed games of the 2017 season, averaging 1.1 million unique viewers.
2018 WNBA Schedule: Live Games on Twitter
Date Road Team Home Team Time (ET)
Sunday, May 20 Las Vegas Aces Connecticut Sun 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 Atlanta Dream Dallas Wings 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 New York Liberty Chicago Sky 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 Phoenix Mercury Seattle Storm 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22 Los Angeles Sparks Indiana Fever 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29 Minnesota Lynx Atlanta Dream 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29 Washington Mystics Seattle Storm 10 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5 Phoenix Mercury New York Liberty 11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 12 Phoenix Mercury Dallas Wings 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19 Las Vegas Aces Seattle Storm 10 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26 Dallas Wings Los Angeles Sparks 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3 Indiana Fever Minnesota Lynx 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10 Los Angeles Sparks Seattle Storm 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 New York Liberty Dallas Wings 1 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24 Atlanta Dream Los Angeles Sparks 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31 Washington Mystics Atlanta Dream 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31 Seattle Storm Phoenix Mercury 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7 Minnesota Lynx Chicago Sky 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 14 Dallas Wings Connecticut Sun 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 19 Los Angeles Sparks Connecticut Sun 3 p.m.
About the WNBA
The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity. The league, which counts Verizon as its leaguewide marquee partner, tips off its 22nd season on May 18, 2018.
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