NEW YORK (AP) Tamika Catchings and the defending champion Indiana Fever will open the WNBA's 17th season on the road against the San Antonio Silver Stars on May 24.
The Fever will raise their championship banner on May 31 before their home opener against Atlanta, the league announced Wednesday as it released the regular season schedule.
The Memorial Day weekend openers include Tulsa visiting Atlanta and New York playing at Connecticut on May 25, and Los Angeles hosting Seattle the following day. Washington will visit the Shock and Chicago will be at Phoenix on the holiday on May 27.
The Western Conference champion Minnesota Lynx will open their season at home against the Sun on June 1.
The All-Star game is scheduled for July 27 at Uncasville, Conn., and the regular season will end on Sept. 15.