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Lauren Jackson continued to put her stamp on WNBA history when she became just the fourth player in WNBA history to score 5,000 career points with her first bucket, a driving layup, in the Storm's game at Atlanta on Aug. 15. The youngest player to reach 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 and 4,000 points, Jackson was more than five years younger than any of the other three players when they reached 5,000 career points and far and away the fastest to 5,000 in terms of games played. stormbasketball.com celebrates Jackson's accomplishment by breaking it down in complete detail.
1,000 POINTS

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

Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty
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

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

Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty
Opponent: at Atlanta
Date: August 15, 2009
Score: Driving layup, 7:36 first quarter.
Games: 259 (fastest)
Age: 28 years, 96 days (youngest)

YEARLY BREAKDOWN
Year
0-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40+
2001
4
21
4
0
0
2002
3
16
9
0
0
2003
0
14
16
3
0
2004
0
14
14
3
0
2005
4
17
12
1
0
2006
4
11
14
1
0
2007
1
10
11
8
1
2008
1
11
6
3
0
2009
2
8
11
1
0
Total
19
122
97
20
1


2 - Jackson's lowest-scoring game, on July 11, 2001 at New York

3 - Number of other players from the 2001 Draft who have scored 3,000 career points (Detroit's Deanna Nolan and Indiana's Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas. None has yet scored 4,000 career points)

13.5 - Number of minutes it took Jackson to score her first career basket during her WNBA debut (May 31, 2001 vs. Phoenix)

19.4 - Jackson's scoring average

47 - Jackson's WNBA-record-tying career high at Washington on July 24, 2007.

Player
Lisa Leslie
Tina Thompson
Katie Smith
Lauren Jackson
Date
6/25/06
6/6/08
6/31/08
8/15/09
Age
33 years,
353 days
33 years,
117 days
34 years,
88 days
28 years,
96 days
Games
287
309
315
259