Diana Taurasi broke the WNBA scoring record on Sunday

Taurasi stands alone atop WNBA scoring list

Taurasi stands alone atop WNBA scoring list

The Pheonix Mercury guard scored her 7,489th career point in a game against the Los Angeles Sparks, surpassing Tina Thompson's lifetime total of 7,488 points. “I was trying not to think about, wanted it to happen and do it organically.

Taurasi stands alone atop the leagues scoring list.

Basketball player Diana Taurasi made WNBA history on Sunday at the Staples Center when she broke the league's career scoring record.

She said in the weeks leading up to the historic points that she wasn't thinking about the record.

The game was stopped and the crowd, which included former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, gave Taurasi a warm ovation.

“We had this planned on the schedule for quite some time, ” Bryant said during an interview in-game.

“To be that great for so many years is a testament to her work ethic and commitment to the game, ” Bryant told ESPN. Shes just a phenomenal athlete.”. "She and I have shared so many awesome moments throughout our basketball careers, whether it was gold medals, championships or All-Star games". She has done fantastic things and I am so grateful that I've been able to share many of those with her. The mark put her past then all-time WNBA career scorer Tina Thompson. It was their highest-scoring quarter of the season and two points shy of the WNBA record for most points in a quarter. Taurasi has 927 3-pointers.

Earlier in the season, Taurasi set the career 3-pointer record, passing Katie Smith.

She turned 35 this month and doesn't seem to be slowing down.

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