Successes abound

The Lynx fell short of their ultimate goal — a fourth WNBA championship — but logged many other achievements during the 2016 season.


• Won 28 games, a franchise record.

• Became the first team to reach the WNBA Finals five times.

• Opened the season with a 13-game win streak, the longest season-opening run in WNBA history.

• Finished the regular season with a 28-6 record, best in the league, and tied a WNBA record by winning 20 or more games for the sixth season in a row. Their 155 victories since 2011 are the most in WNBA history over a six-year span.

• Earned the top seed in the new WNBA playoff format, giving them a double bye and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

• Won two games in the WNBA Finals, giving the franchise a league-record total of 12.


• Cheryl Reeve was named WNBA coach of the year for the second time.

• Sylvia Fowles was named the league’s defensive player of the year for the third time and had three double-doubles in the WNBA Finals, setting a Finals record with seven career double-doubles.

• Rebekkah Brunson became the WNBA’s all-time leader in offensive rebounds (1,078) and established a playoff record for most games played (73).

• Maya Moore finished the Finals with 102 points and became the WNBA’s all-time Finals scoring leader (352).

• Lindsay Whalen tied Brunson atop the WNBA’s all-time leaderboard for most playoff games (73).