PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi arrived home in time to see her wife Penny Taylor give birth to a baby girl — the couple’s second child.
Taurasi immediately flew back to Phoenix from Las Vegas after helping the Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces in Game 5 of their semifinal series. She had 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s 87-84 win.
The WNBA’s all-time leading scorer playfully told Taylor in a post-game interview, “Hold it, baby.”
Taurasi had a plane waiting for her for the short flight and then took a car straight to the hospital to see the birth. Taylor gave birth at 4:24 a.m. local time.