Waiting game

The WNBA’s new playoff format has the Lynx on the sidelines through the first two rounds. Here’s where the playoffs stand now:


Saturday: Phoenix (No. 8 seed) at N.Y. (No. 3) in one-game quarterfinal


Sunday: Atlanta (No. 6) at Chicago (No. 4) in one-game quarterfinal


Wednesday: Pho., Atl. or Chi. at Lynx (No. 1), Game 1 of best-of-five semis


Thursday: N.Y., Atl. or Chi. at L.A. (No. 2), Game 1 of best-of-five semis


Finals: Semifinal winners meet in best-of-five series