Playoff watch

Here is how the playoff matchups looked after Friday night’s action (all eight playoff spots have been clinched; teams in all caps are locked into seeding):

First round (one game)

(7) LYNX at (6) Phoenix

(8) DALLAS at (5) Los Angeles

Second round (one game)

Lower seed at (3) Washington

Higher seed at (4) Connecticut

Semifinals (best of five)

Lower seed vs. (1) SEATTLE

Higher seed vs. (2) Atlanta

Finals (best of five)

Semifinal winners