WNBA dumps single-elimination games in new-look playoff format

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The WNBA’s playoff format change has officially been approved, the league announced Thursday. Starting in 2022, there won’t be any more single-elimination playoff games. There won’t be any single or double byes, either. Instead, the new format will consist of three rounds of playoffs in which the first is a best-of-three series and the semifinals and WNBA Finals continue to be best-of-five matchups. The move comes after an exciting 2021 playoffs that left fans, players and pundits complaining about the lack of opportunity for more action. Everyone simply wanted more as single-elimin…

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