NEW YORK – The WNBA today announced its schedule of 20 live regular-season games to be streamed on Twitter during the 2019 season, marking the third consecutive year that the league’s games will be available on the platform. The games will be available via @WNBA.
Twitter’s schedule, which features appearances by all 12 teams, begins Saturday, May 25, when the Washington Mystics take on the Connecticut Sun at 7:30 p.m. ET. The schedule includes 14 games on Tuesdays, including doubleheaders on July 30 when the Phoenix Mercury play the Mystics (7:00 p.m.) and the Dallas Wings face the Las Vegas Aces (10:00 p.m.), and on August 20 when the Chicago Sky meets the Atlanta Dream (7:00 p.m.) and Phoenix travels to Las Vegas (10:00 p.m.).
Record 11-time All-Star Sue Bird and the defending WNBA Champion Seattle Storm will make four appearances on Twitter this season, including a matchup against the 2017 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx led by former league MVP Sylvia Fowles on Tuesday, June 4.
In all, 10 games are expected to feature former league MVPs, including the Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne, Fowles, the Los Angeles Sparks’ Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike and Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi. Las Vegas, led by reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson and 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick Jackie Young, will be featured six times, as will Atlanta.
Entering its 23rd season, the WNBA tips off Friday, May 24. Every WNBA team will make at least two game appearances on Twitter this season. WNBA games will also be available this season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network, NBA TV and WNBA League Pass.
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. Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education. For more information about the WNBA, visit www.WNBA.com.
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