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.