WNBA playoffs 2022: Aces advance to WNBA Finals; Sun force decisive Game 5 vs. Sky

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The 2022 WNBA postseason continued with Games 4 of the semifinals on Tuesday. The Las Vegas Aces advanced to the WNBA Finals with a win over the Seattle Storm, sending Sue Bird into retirement. The Connecticut Sun forced a winner-take-all Game 5 in the semifinals with a win over the defending champion Chicago Sky. 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 (Series tied, 2-2)

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

Game 5, Thursday

Connecticut at Chicago, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2

WNBA Finals schedule

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

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

Game 3: Las Vegas at Chicago/Connecticut, 9 p.m. ET Sept. 15 (ESPN)

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

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

* — if necessary

Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones celebrates with guard DiJonai Carrington after Carrington hit a basket after a steal from the Chicago SKy at the end of the first half during Game 4 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones celebrates with guard DiJonai Carrington after Carrington hit a basket after a steal from the Chicago SKy at the end of the first half during Game 4 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)