Mercury star Diana Taurasi hits 9,000 career points plateau in 88-79 win over LA Sparks

Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury in 2018. By SusanLesch – Own work, CC BY 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

Diana Taurasi, who has played all over the world, but has been a constant in the lineup for the Mercury, scored 25 points and became the first player in WNBA history to score 9,000 career points as Phoenix beat the Los Angeles Sparks 88-79 on Sunday. The feat was accomplished in her return to the court after a five-week absence with a fractured sternum.

The 39-year-old Taurasi, who looks like age hasn’t hampered her game, is the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer. She was fouled after making a field goal and converted the three-point play to reach the 9,000-point mark. There are no other players in WNBA history who have scored as many as 7,500 points and only Tina Thompson (7,488) and Tamika Catchings (7,380) have reached the 7,000-point mark.

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