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Diana Taurasi breaks the WNBA scoring record

Diana Taurasi can smile, knowing she's atop the WNBA's scoring list. Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images

Diana Taurasi sits alone at the top of the WNBA all-time scoring list with 7,494 points.

The next-closest active player is Cappie Pondexter, who hasn't yet broken 6,500 points.

Taurasi reached the mark with 19 points against the Los Angeles Sparks. The Phoenix Mercury guard is shooting over 41 percent from beyond the arc this season, which would be the highest mark of her 13-year career if she maintains that rate through the end of the campaign. She’s also averaging 18.3 points, her most in a season since 2013 (20.3).

Taurasi has reached nearly every scoring milestone faster than any player in WNBA history (see accompanying graphic). She reached the 7,000-point mark in 80 fewer games than Tamika Catchings and 112 games faster than Tina Thompson.

Earlier this season Taurasi passed Katie Smith's mark of 906 career 3-point field goals.

Taurasi's 1,593 assists ranks fifth-most all time and third among active players, trailing Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen.

Just how accomplished is Taurasi? She has collected three NCAA national championships, three WNBA titles, four Olympic gold medals and six EuroLeague titles, and she has been named WNBA Rookie of the Year (2004) and league MVP (2009).

Taurasi also was named MVP in two of her three appearances in the WNBA Finals.

Since making her debut in 2004, the Mercury are 214-162 playing with Taurasi and 29-47 playing without the seven-time All-Star.