TAURASI BECOMES WNBA’S ALL-TIME LEADER IN THREE-POINTERS

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By Editor June 2, 2017 09:11

TAURASI BECOMES WNBA’S ALL-TIME LEADER IN THREE-POINTERS

TAURASI BECOMES WNBA’S ALL-TIME LEADER IN THREE-POINTERS

Three-time WNBA Champion and seven-time WNBA All-Star Diana Taurasi added two more accomplishments to her already storied career tonight against the Sky in Chicago, becoming the league’s all-time leader in three-point makes early in the first quarter and moving into second all-time in scoring in the third quarter.  Hitting her 907th-career three-poiner in her 372nd-career game, Taurasi passed Katie Smith (906 career three-pointers in 482 career games) on the all-time list. The basket came at the 7:42 mark in the 1st quarter.  With 37 points on the night, Taurasi now owns 7,399 career points, 89 shy of all-time leader Tina Thompson (7,488).

Regarded as one of the greatest player’s to ever play the game, Taurasi has cemented herself as one of the league’s all-time great shooters from long-range.  Leading the league in three-point makes in seven of her 13 WNBA seasons, Taurasi has knocked down over 75 threes in each of those years, and over 55 in all but one of her 13 summers in Phoenix (made 17 in 2012 after playing in only eight games).  In 2006, Taurasi set the WNBA single-season record for most three-point makes, finishing with 121 on the year.  Additionally, she owns the top-four highest three-point make totals in a season in WNBA history (89 in 2008 and 2016, 95 in 2007 and 121 in 2006).

No other active player in the WNBA has over 750 career made three-pointers, as Taurasi now sits 174 made three-pointers ahead of Sue Bird, who currently ranks second among active players (5th on all-time list) for three-point makes with 740.  Ivory Latta is the only other active player who ranks in the top-10 on the league’s all-time three-point makes list (10th with 501 makes).

Taurasi ranked second on the all-time scoring list at the conclusion of the 2014 season, but was passed by Catchings in 2015 after sitting out the entire season.  While Taurasi sits at 7,399 career points in 372 career games, Catchings finished her career at 7,380 points in 457 games and Thompson at 7,488 points in 496 games.

Get a front-row seat for history this summer! Diana Taurasi is only 90 points shy of becoming the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history, as she attempts to lead the Mercury to a WNBA-record tying fourth championship.  Tickets for the Mercury’s next home game on Saturday, June 10, and the remaining 12 regular-season Mercury home games can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting PhoenixMercury.com.

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By Editor June 2, 2017 09:11

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