Diana Taurasi becomes WNBA all-time leading scorer

Briann January had 10 points and seven assists.Thompson even took to Instagram to make a congratulatory video for Taurasi, referring to her as “D-Money”. Camille Little added 14 points.With 0:45.3 seconds remaining in the first half of the Sparks’ game against the Phoenix Mercury, the Staples Center clock stopped and the crowd rose to its feet.She first entered the league when she was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury out of the University of CT, where she was a three-time National Champion.Thompson, the WNBA’s previous all-time leading scorer, played for the Houston Comets, Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm from 1997 through 2013 and earned spots on eight different All-WNBA teams. “She and I have shared so many fantastic moments throughout our basketball careers, whether it was gold medals, championships or All-Star games”.As has been their habit at home, the Sparks came out sharp offensively and defensively, building a 22-2 lead in the first five minutes of the game and maintaining a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.Coming into play on Sunday, Taurasi was averaging 18.2 points per game.”I’ve played a lot of basketball in the streets of Los Angeles. this is where I fell in love with the game”, she said.Diana Taurasi has a pretty big night ahead of her. According to the Associated Press (h/t USA Today), the effort moved Taurasi past Katie Smith, who held the previous record of 906 three-pointers.Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup.Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email.