2006 WNBA Playoffs
|Dates:||August 17 - September 9|
|Finals Champion:||Detroit Shock|
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|1st Connecticut||1st Los Angeles|
|2nd Detroit||2nd Sacramento|
|3rd Indiana||3rd Houston|
|4th Washington||4th Seattle|
The 2006 WNBA Playoffs was the postseason for the Women's National Basketball Association's 2006 season which ended with the Eastern Conference champion Detroit Shock defeating the Western Conference champion Sacramento Monarchs 3-2.
- Format 1
Playoff qualifying 2
- Eastern Conference 2.1
- Western Conference 2.2
- Bracket 3
Eastern Conference 4
- First Round 4.1
The top 4 teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs.
- All 4 teams are seeded by basis of their standings.
- The series for rounds one and two are in a best-of-three format with Games 2 and 3 on the home court of the team with the higher seed.
- The series for the WNBA Finals is in a best-of-five format with Games 1, 2 and 5 on the home court of the team with the higher seed.
- Reseeding (as used in the Stanley Cup Playoffs) is not in use: therefore, all playoff matchups are predetermined via the teams' seedings.
The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the East:
The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the West:
This was the outlook for the 2006 WNBA Playoffs. Teams in italics had home court advantage. Teams in bold advanced to the next round. Numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's original playoffs seeding in their respective conferences. Numbers to the right of each team indicate the number of games the team won in that round.