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Taurasi stands alone atop WNBA scoring list

About the only thing missing from Diana Taurasi's record-setting day was a victory.

Taurasi became the WNBA's career scoring leader in front of her family, friends and Kobe Bryant.

With her parents watching, Taurasi passed Tina Thompson on Sunday in the Phoenix Mercury's 90-59 loss to the Sparks in Los Angeles.

"It's pretty special I got to do it in front of my family on Father's Day in LA," said Taurasi, who finished with 19 points.

Taurasi came into the needing 14 points to break Thompson's mark and the Mercury guard did it late in the first half on a layup with her team down big.

"Once I got the basket it was pretty cool," she...

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