Salute to the scoring machines

Lauren Jackson is one of four WNBA players to score 6,000 points. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

On this date in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points to set the NBA’s single-game scoring record. Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson share the record for most points scored in a WNBA game. Taurasi scored 47 points for Phoenix on Aug. 10, 2006, in a 111-110 triple overtime win over Houston. Taurasi actually fouled out of the game with 2:45 to play. Lauren Jackson tied that mark on July 24, 2007, in a 97-96 Seattle overtime loss to Washington. However, the 47 points aren’t even a personal record for Jackson, who scored 56 for Samsung Bichumi in Korea.

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