Diana Taurasi and wife Penny Taylor welcome second child, hours after Taurasi clinches WNBA Finals berth

By Joseph Wilkinson

Oh, baby!

Diana Taurasi and her wife, Penny Taylor, welcome their second child early Saturday morning, just hours after Taurasi carried the Phoenix Mercury to a spot in the WNBA Finals.

Taylor gave birth to a baby girl at 4:24 a.m. Saturday in Phoenix. Behind 24 points from Taurasi, the Mercury secured a spot in the Finals around 8 p.m. Friday in Las Vegas.

“Hold it in, babe. I’m coming,” Taurasi said in a postgame interview on ESPN.

She hopped on a private flight from Vegas back to Phoenix and caught a ride to the delivery room, People magazine reported.

Before she could come up clutch off the court, Taurasi hit a huge 3-pointer to put the Mercury up three late in the fourth quarter in Game 5 against the Las Vegas Aces. Phoenix went on to win, 87-84.

The Mercury will host the Chicago Sky on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

Taurasi and Taylor, the Mercury’s director of player development and a former player herself, married in 2017. They welcomed their first child, a boy named Leo, in 2018.

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