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

Brittney Griner videos Diana Taurasi's postgame interview following the Mercury win. (0:55).
PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi returned home in time to witness Penny Taylor giving birth to their second child, a girl.

After helping the Mercury win Game 5 of their semifinal series, Taurasi flew to Phoenix from Las Vegas. In the fourth quarter, she scored 14 of her 24 points on Friday night's 87-84 victory.

In a postgame interview, Taylor heard the WNBA's leading scorer joke and said to Taylor "hold it in, babe."

Taurasi was able to board a plane to take her to the airport for the short flight. She then drove straight to the hospital to witness the birth. Taylor gave birth at 4 :24 a.m. local.


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