Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi created WNBA history by becoming the first player to score more than 10,000 points after her 42-bomb in a 91-71 home win against Atlanta Dream.  Taurasi started the game 18 points away from the 10,000 mark and scored 10 by halftime. The five-time Olympic gold medalist soon scored five quick points a lay-up and a three-pointer.

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The next possession saw Taurasi receive a pass from Moriah Jefferson and drained a three-pointer to reach 10,000 points. As Taurasi crossed her milestone, her teammates crowded the 41-year-old in celebration. Taurasi's 10,000th point came with the 1,344th 3-point field goal of her WNBA career.

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Talking about the shot which helped her reach the 10,000-point mark, Diana Taurasi expressed how she just wanted to make the shot despite it being a good or bad attempt. The 41-year-old described the moment as perfect and thanked teammates for their efforts. "At that point, I was just trying to find a good shot -- or a bad shot," Taurasi said. 

"It was going up. "But I'm kind of happy it happened with a 3. I'm happy that someone set a screen. I'm happy that someone passed me the ball. That's how basketball is played, with everyone having a little part, and it's perfect."

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League commissioner Cathy Engelbert congratulated Diana Taurasi for reaching the historic milestone and wished that the 41-year-old continues to have moments like these in her career. In a statement released by WNBA, Engelbert said, "On behalf of the WNBA and basketball fans worldwide, I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Diana on reaching the incredible milestone of 10,000 points as she continues to author new chapters [in] an illustrious WNBA career."