- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Washington Mystics will face the Seattle Storm Friday night in Seattle to tip off the 2018 WNBA Finals.

The No. 3 Mystics outlasted the Atlanta Dream in the best-of-five semifinal series to advance to their first Finals in franchise history.

The Storm are the No. 1 seed in this year’s WNBA Playoffs, so they own home-court advantage against any opponent. They beat the Phoenix Mercury in Game 5 of the semifinals Tuesday night to clinch their Finals berth.

Here’s the complete schedule for the best-of-five Finals series:

Game 1 — Washington @ Seattle: Friday, 9 p.m. ET, ESPNews

Game 2 — Washington @ Seattle: Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 3 — Seattle @ Washington: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Game 4* — Seattle @ Washington: Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Game 5* — Washington @ Seattle: Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2

The Mystics also announced that they will play Games 3 and 4 at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, on the campus of George Mason University. While their home court in the regular season was Capital One Arena, they played three home playoff games at the Charles E. Smith Center on George Washington University’s campus in the city while Capital One underwent extensive renovations.

There will be a limited amount of free parking at EagleBank Arena the days of Games 3 and 4, and the team also will provide courtesy shuttle service between the Vienna metro station and the arena, the Mystics announced.

WNBA Finals tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. at WashingtonMystics.com or Ticketmaster, starting at $20.

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