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


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Mercury star Diana Taurasi flies home in time for her daughter's birth

PHOENIX – Diana Taurasi arrived home in time to see his wife Penny Taylor give birth to a baby girl – the couple’s second daughter, whose first child Leo was born in 2018.

Taurasi took a flight to Phoenix from Las Vegas immediately after helping the Mercury beat the Aces in the decisive Game 5 of their semifinal series. She scored 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter of an 87-84 win on Friday night.

The league’s all-time leading scorer jokingly told Taylor in a post-game interview, “Hang on, honey.”

Taurasi already had a plane waiting for her to take a short flight and then a car took her directly to the hospital to see the birth. Taylor gave birth at 4:24 a.m. local time.


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