Taurasi makes it back in time for birth of daughter

Mercury Aces Basketball
Posted at 4:07 PM, Oct 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-09 19:07:34-04

PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi made it back home in time to see her wife Penny Taylor give birth to a baby girl, the couple’s second child.

Taurasi flew back to Phoenix from Las Vegas immediately after helping the Mercury beat the Aces in Game 5 of their semifinal series.

She had 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter of the 87-84 win.

The league’s all-time leading scorer playfully said in a postgame interview to Taylor to “hold it in babe”.

She had a plane waiting for her for the short flight to Phoenix, then took a car straight to the hospital.