Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi flies home in time for daughter’s birth

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.

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