WNBA playoffs 2022: Connecticut Sun oust defending champion Chicago Sky to advance to WNBA Finals

The 2022 WNBA Finals are set after the No. 3-seeded Connecticut Sun knocked off the defending champion Chicago Sky in Game 5 of the semifinals on Thursday. The Sun will face the No. 1 Las Vegas Aces, beginning Sunday in Las Vegas. This season, the format changed to best-of-five series in the semifinals and WNBA Finals. Eight teams made the postseason, and there are no longer byes for the top seeds. All four top seeds advanced from the best-of-three first round. Follow Yahoo Sports for live coverage throughout the postseason.

WNBA semifinals schedule

Games 1

Seattle 76, Las Vegas 73

Connecticut 68, Chicago 63

Games 2

Chicago 85, Connecticut 77

Las Vegas 78, Seattle 73

Games 3

Chicago 76, Connecticut 72

Las Vegas 110, Seattle 98 (OT)

Games 4, Tuesday

Connecticut 104, Chicago 80

Las Vegas 97, Seattle 92 (Aces win, 3-1)

Game 5, Thursday

Connecticut 72, Chicago 63 (Sun win, 3-2)

WNBA Finals schedule

Game 1: Connecticut at Las Vegas, 3 p.m. ET Sunday (ABC)

Game 2: Connecticut at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. ET Tuesday (ESPN)

Game 3: Las Vegas at Connecticut, 9 p.m. ET Thursday (ESPN)

Game 4: Las Vegas at Connecticut, 4 p.m. ET Sept. 18 (ESPN)*

Game 5: Connecticut at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. ET Sept. 20 (ESPN)*

* — if necessary

Connecticut Sun's Jonquel Jones shoots over Chicago Sky's Candace Parker during the first half of Game 5 in a WNBA basketball playoffs semifinal Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)