Big changes on the way for the WNBA

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The WNBA announced some major changes to its regular season and postseason formats beginning this coming summer season.

Here's the quick summary of what's changing. If you want a more in-depth story, check out the league's release right here.

  • Each team will play the other 11 teams in the league three times
  • The 34th game of the season will be a conference opponent
  • Top 8 teams in the league make the playoffs (top 4 in each conference previously made it)
  • Top 2 teams get a bye into the semifinals
  • Single elimination for the first two rounds of the playoffs
  • Semifinals and WNBA Finals are best-of-five series'

The Minnesota Lynx are the reigning WNBA champs. The Lynx tip off the upcoming season May 14 against the Phoenix Mercury.

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