LOS ANGELES — After becoming the WNBA’s career scoring leader Sunday afternoon, Diana Taurasi was reminded that it could have come even sooner.
“Somebody told me that the other day: ‘You’re a year behind, actually,’ ” she said.
The pride of Chino’s Don Lugo High, the University of Connecticut and the Phoenix Mercury knocked Tina Thompson off the No. 1 spot with a simple layup, with less than a minute to go in the first half of the Mercury’s 90-59 loss to the Sparks. She finished with 19 points for the day and 7,494 for her career, as well as possibly