In possibly her very next game, Diana Taurasi will be peerless as she closes in on a very prestigious league record.
With 15 points at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the 35-year-old Phoenix Mercury guard is now 14 away from passing Tina Thompson as the WNBA career scoring leader.
The Mercury beat the Chicago Sky, 86-78, improving to 6-4. Taurasi will have a chance to break the record Sunday in Los Angeles, near where she grew up in Chino.
“I’m not chasing it,” Taurasi said. “When it comes, it comes. I’m just not going to go out there and try to get points to break the record. If you play basketball long enough and you do it the right way, it’ll come. When it does, I’ll be happy.”
Taurasi spoke about the record on SportsCenter last Friday (when she was still 29 points away from the record) and noted how unbelievable the experience has been for her.
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