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Aces to play Seattle Storm in WNBA semifinals

The top-seeded Aces’ will play the Seattle Storm in a best-of-five WNBA semifinal series that begins at 1 p.m. next Sunday.

No. 4 Seattle defeated the fifth-seeded Washington Mystics 97-84 on Sunday to sweep the two-game series. The Aces also swept their opening series, routing the No. 8 Phoenix Mercury 117-80 on Saturday.

The first two games will be at Michelob Ultra Arena, with the teams meeting next Sunday and Aug. 31. Seattle will host Game 3 on Sept. 4 and a potential fourth game Sept. 6. If the series goes the distance, Game 5 will be Sept. 8 in Las Vegas.

ESPN will televise the opener, ABC will air Game 3 and ESPN2 will pick up the rest of the series.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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