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Lauren Jackson reached 6,000 career points during the Storm's win over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sept. 21. (Terrence Vaccaro/NBAE/Getty Images)

Lauren Jackson Reaches 6,000 Career Points

During Friday's win over the San Antonio Silver Stars, Lauren Jackson made history as the fourth player in WNBA history to score 6,000 career points. Jackson entered the game needing seven points to get there and did so early in the second quarter, scoring eight points in the period's first 1:44, capped by a driving layup to pass the mark. Three of the four players to reach the milestone - Jackson, Katie Smith and all-time scoring leader Tina Thompson - currently play for the Storm. Of the four, Jackson was the youngest to 6,000 career points by nearly four years and required 32 fewer games to get there.

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It was awesome. She'll keep adding on. It's fun to see her do it, Tina do it and I got it. It's kind of funny to have three of us on one team. It's great for her, it's another milestone. It's hard for all of us because we just play. You don't do it for anything other than you want to do the best that you can and for her, she's a scorer and those things add up. For all of us, we just downplay stuff just because later on we will look back and be like, 'Man, that's pretty cool.' Now you just want to knock down the open looks, but it's really cool to have the three of us that have put up a lot of points.
- Katie Smith

I didn't even think about it. Nobody said anything until it got to the timeout and then everyone was cheering and I was like 'Damn, that must have been a nice layup!'
- Lauren Jackson

THE PATH TO 6,000


1,000 POINTS

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Opponent: Phoenix
Date: June 7, 2003
Score: Layup, 17:41 second half
Games: 62
Age: 22 years, 27 days (youngest)
2,000 POINTS

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Opponent: at Sacramento
Date: July 15, 2004
Score: Three-pointer, 4:59 first half
Games: 109 (third-fastest)
Age: 23 years, 65 days (youngest)
3,000 POINTS

Jeff Reinking/NBAE/Getty
Opponent: Chicago
Date: June 7, 2006
Score: Free throw, 7:32 second quarter
Games: 162 (fastest)
Age: 25 years, 27 days (youngest)
4,000 POINTS

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Opponent: Indiana
Date: July 27, 2007
Score: Fadeaway, 6:13 second quarter
Games: 209 (fastest)
Age: 26 years, 77 days (youngest)
5,000 POINTS

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Opponent: at Atlanta
Date: August 15, 2009
Score: Driving layup, 7:36 first quarter.
Games: 259 (fastest)
Age: 28 years, 96 days (youngest)
6,000 POINTS

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Opponent: vs. San Antonio
Date: Sept. 21, 2012
Score: Driving layup, 8:16 second quarter.
Games: 316 (fastest)
Age: 31 years, 133 days (youngest)


THE 6,000-POINT CLUB


Player
Lisa Leslie
Tina Thompson
Katie Smith
Lauren Jackson
Date
8/10/09
6/18/10
9/11/11
9/21/12
Age
37 years,
34 days
35 years,
128 days
37 years,
99 days
31 years,
133 days
Games
348
377
414
316

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