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Diana Taurasi becomes first WNBA player to reach 9,000 points

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Add another record to Diana Taurasi’s long list of WNBA accolades.

In her first game back from injury, the three-time WNBA champion and all-time scoring leader became the first player in WNBA history to reach 9,000 points in the Phoenix Mercury’s 88-79 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday.

Taurasi hit it on an and-one to tie the game in the second quarter.

She finished the game with 25 points, four rebounds and three assists to help the Mercury to a 7-7 record. 

The Mercury next play the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.