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Heading into the WNBA season’s opening game on Friday night, Taurasi needed four three-pointers to reach 1,000 made three-pointers.
With just over 5 minutes remaining in the third quarter, Taurasi connected on her 4th three-pointer of the game. She became the first woman in WNBA history to hit at least 1,000 three-pointers.
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Taurasi connected on 5-of-8 three-pointers, en route to scoring 26 points, in the Mercury’s 86-76 win over the Dallas Wings.
What makes the accomplishment even more impressive in the number of career games Taurasi needed to reach the milestone.
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She needed fewer games than all but three NBA players ever — just three.
It was just the latest milestone of Taurasi’s illustrious basketball career. She set the WNBA record for most three-pointers made in a career just last season and also holds the record for most total points in a WNBA career.
Taurasi’s résumé also includes three WNBA championships, 2 Finals MVPs, one regular season MVP, five scoring titles, and many more accolades. She cemented her legacy as one of the greatest basketball players we’ve ever seen years ago, and she doesn’t seem to be slowing down yet.