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Charles becomes Liberty all-time leading scorer

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Gray scores 29 in Sparks' win (1:08)

Chelsea Gray finishes with 29 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 78-73 win over the New York Liberty. (1:08)

Tina Charles became the Liberty's all-time leading scorer Tuesday, passing Vicki Johnson with 3,248 points, in New York's 78-73 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.

Charles' last basket of the game moved her past Johnson. She finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

"It means a whole lot," Charles said after the game. "This franchise means the world to me, so for that to happen, I would of never imagined it. I'm just grateful to be able to play in my city, New York."

The loss was the 16th straight for New York (0-3) dating back to last season.