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Now she holds the playoff record.
Congratulations to @DianaTaurasi on becoming the All-Time #WNBAPlayoffs Scoring Leader 🔥 https://t.co/46dv4c1nIj
She entered Sunday seven points behind Tamika Catchings on the all-time list. Catchings needed 68 games to score 1,141 points, while Taurasi was playing in her 55th.
Cynthia Cooper (23.3 PPG) and Angel McCoughtry (22.8 PPG) are the only two players who have a higher career playoff scoring average than Taurasi (21.0 PPG) among women who have played at least 10 postseason contests.
Taurasi has led the Mercury to 13 consecutive wins in winner-take-all games.
“She amazes me, really, every single day,” Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello said, per Katie Barnes of espnW. “To do what she does at such a high level and at her age is amazing. It shows her competitiveness. She will do whatever it takes to win.”
Phoenix has won three WNBA championships with Taurasi on the roster, with the nine-time All-Star winning the Finals MVP twice.