Aussies in WNBA Play-Offs on ESPN

Aussies in WNBA Play-Offs on ESPN

The WNBA Play-Offs begin this week with a quartet of Australian stars in action, with fans getting the chance to see their heroes in action on TV and online.

ESPN2 and EPSN3.com will be providing unprecedented coverage of the WNBA Play-Off’s with fans getting the chance to see the likes of Lauren Jackson, Jenna O’Hea, Erin Phillips and Tully Bevilaqua in action as they battle for the 2012 WNBA Championship.

Starting Friday (AEST) O’Hea and her second-seeded Los Angeles Sparks take on Bevilaqua’s San Antonio Silver Stars in Game One of their Western Conference Semi Final.

Playing the final eight games of the regular-season for the Sparks since returning from the London Olympic Games, where she helped the Jayco Australian Opals to a Bronze Medal, O’Hea has slotted nicely into the rotation, averaging 18 minutes per game and shooting above .500.

For Lauren Jackson and her Seattle Storm the Play-Offs couldn’t come at a better time, entering the post-season on a three-game winning streak.

The Storm face Western Conference top seed Minnesota Lynx in the first of their three-game series on Saturday morning (AEST) in a double-header for Aussie fans, with Indiana Fever and Opals point guard Erin Phillips facing the Atlanta Dream.

Five opening weekend WNBA Play-Off games will be shown LIVE on ESPN2, with a selection streaming online at ESPN3.com for Foxtel and Austar sports package subscribers. NBA TV subscribers have access to a selection of Play-Off games at the Conference Semi Finals.

TV Guide

Friday 28 September
Game 1: Los Angeles Sparks v San Antonio Silver Stars 12:00PM on ESPN2

Saturday 29 September
Game 1: Indiana Fever v Atlanta Dream 9:00AM on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com
Game 1: Minnesota Lynx v Seattle Storm 11:00AM on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com

Sunday 30 September
Game 2: San Antonio Silver Stars v Los Angeles Sparks 5:00AM on NBA TV

Monday 1 October
Game 2: Atlanta Dream v Indiana Fever 6:00AM on ESPN3.com
Game 2: Seattle Storm v Minnesota Lynx 11:00AM on ESPN2

All times AEST