Diana Taurasi becomes WNBA all-time leading scorer

Diana Taurasi made history Sunday afternoon when she became the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer.

The Phoenix Mercury star surpassed Tina Thompson’s record of 7,488 points with a layup late in the first half against the the Los Angeles Sparks. Taurasi finished the game with 19 points, setting the new record to 7,493 points.

The game was halted after the layup, to which the Los Angeles crowd gave Taurasi a round of applause. Even though the Mercury lost 90-59, Taurasi’s 19 points still led all players on both teams.

It took Taurasi 13 seasons in the league to reach the mark, while it took Thompson — who set the record in 2010 —17 seasons.

Thompson even took to Instagram to make a congratulatory video for Taurasi, referring to her as “D-Money.”

At the beginning of June, Taurasi broke the WNBA record for most career 3-pointers made, passing Katie Smith’s mark of 906.

Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard issued a statement on Ellis, saying, “Monta’s suspension is a very serious matter to our franchise and it will be dealt with accordingly.”

The 31-year-old Ellis averaged 8.5 points last season. Bullock averaged 4.5 points per game in his fourth season in the league. He will become a restricted free agent if the Pistons decline to pick up his $3.3 million qualifying offer, according to Bleacher Report.


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