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Phoenix’s Taurasi crowned WNBA’s All-Time 3-point leader

by:Gary Dineen – NBAE

College champion, WNBA champion, and Olympic gold medalist.

Diana Taurasi can now add the WNBA’s three-point leader to her list of accomplishments.

Needing one three-pointer to pass Katie Smith as the WNBA’s all-time career leader in three-pointers made (906), the Phoenix Mercury guard did what she always does: she shattered expectations…and made EIGHT of them in a 99-91 win over the Chicago Sky Thursday night.

Her first three-pointer of the night at the 7:42 mark of the first quarter set the record, and the seven she made after put her at a new mark of 914. Taurasi went 9-of-15 from the field, scoring 37 points, which also moved her into second place on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list to past Tamika Catchings.

With 7,399 points, Taurasi only needs 90 more points to surpass Tina Thompson (7,488) as the all-time leading scorer in league history. Taurasi is also the only other player in league history to make more than 750 three-pointers, with Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird the closest active player (740).

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