With Sunday's victory at New York, the Lynx become the 12th team in the WNBA's 15-year history to win at least 25 games in the regular season.
Eight of the previous 11 teams which reached that victory total won WNBA championships, the other three lost in the playoffs to the eventual champions.
Another way to look at this is, no 25-win team has ever lost in the first round -- or conference semifinals -- of the playoffs. The Lynx, of course, still have two regular-season games left, at home with Chicago on Thursday and at Phoenix on Sunday. So they could finish with 26 or 27 victories.
Here is the list of previous 25-plus win teams:
Year Team W-L Postseason
1998 Houston 27-3 WNBA champions
1999 Houston 26-6 champions
2000 Houton 27-5 champions
2000 Los Angeles 28-4 lost to Houston in Western Conference finals
2001 Los Angeles 28-4 champions
2002 Los Angeles 25-7 champions
2003 Detroit 25-9 champions
2005 Sacramento 25-9 champions
2005 Connecticut 26-8 lost to Sacramento in WNBA finals
2006 Connecticut 26-8 lost to Detroit in Eastern Conference finals
2010 Seattle 28-6 champions
2011 Lynx 25-7 (two games left) ???