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Thursday, June 01, 2017

UConn legend Diana Taurasi makes WNBA history; Mosqueda-Lewis injured

Diana Taurasi, a member of three national championship teams at UConn, became the WNBA's all-time leader in 3-pointers made during the regular season in the first quarter of tonight's Phoenix/Chicago game.

Taurasi came into the game tied with Katie Smith for the record with 906 3-pointers. She missed her first attempt but connected on her record 907th 3-pointer.

Taurasi is playing in her 372nd career game while Smith had 906 3-pointers in 482 regular-season games. However, Smith needed fewer attempts (2466) than Taurasi (2480) to reach 906. Taurasi is also the WNBA all-time leader with 128 career 3-pointers in the playoffs.

Taurasi hit eight 3-pointers en route to scoring 37 points in the 99-91 win while Stefanie Dolson had six 3-pointers for Chicago.

The news wasn't as good for another former UConn star.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis suffered a knee injury for Seattle in a May 26 game. She has undergone a scope on her right knee. It's uncertain how long she will be out of action.

Mosqueda-Lewis has played in four games but was only on the court for one minute before being injured against New York. In her first three games she played between 12-15 minutes as she was 7 of 10 from the field, 2 of 3 from 3-point range and made all eight of her free-throw attempts.

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