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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