Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi made WNBA historical past on Thursday when she grew to become the primary participant to attain 10,000 profession factors.
Taurasi, 41, reached the milestone with a three-point shot within the third quarter throughout Mercury’s 91-71 house win in opposition to Atlanta Dream.
She completed with 42 factors to additionally grew to become the oldest participant in WNBA historical past to provide a 40-point sport.
“I simply felt good and so they have been on the lookout for me,” Taurasi instructed ESPN.
Taurasi, a three-time WNBA champion and two-time WNBA finals Most Invaluable Participant, ended the evening with a complete of 10,024 profession factors.
She added: “Generally [the shots] go in as a result of they go in, as a result of it is your day. And [this] was my evening.”
Taurasi began the sport understanding 18 factors would take her to the ten,000 mark and scored 10 by half time, earlier than rapidly including a two-point lay-up and a three-pointer to her tally.
On the Mercury’s subsequent possession, Taurasi took a cross from Moriah Jefferson and efficiently accomplished the shot to the delight of the group.
WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert congratulated Taurasi and stated she “continues to creator new chapters in an illustrious WNBA profession”.
“We’re honoured to witness this milestone,” Engelbert stated, including Taurasi’s achievement was “testomony to her ability, dedication, and unwavering dedication to the sport”.