Taurasi so much more than scoring phenom


It says something about Diana Taurasi's mindset that when asked earlier this season about the WNBA's all-time regular-season scoring record, she didn't mention herself. Even though she was on the verge of breaking the mark, she was thinking about somebody else.
"Tina Thompson being the leading scorer, that's a big, big deal," Taurasi said of the retired forward who won four WNBA titles during her career. "Tina was a great player. It's the kind of stat that people talk about and that matters. And it will matter to the next person who passes it, and the next person after that."
Well, the next person is Taurasi. With 19 points Sunday in the Mercury's 90-59 loss at Los Angeles, she now has 7,494 in her 377 regular-season WNBA games, moving past Thompson's 7,488 in 496 games. (Taurasi also has scored 995 points in 47 career playoff games, as well, while Thompson scored 609 points in 47 playoff games.)