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Diana Taurasi kisses Seimone Augustus during a game

September 27, 2013|By Melissa Rohlin

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi used a rather interesting intimidation tactic during Thursday's 85-62 loss to the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Conference Finals opener.

Here's how it went down. 

Taurasi slammed her shoulder into Lynx guard/forward Seimone Augustus. Augustus responded by bodying up Taurasi. Taurasi then kissed Augustus on the cheek. 

Now that's some tough love.

Both players were assessed a personal foul on the rather intimate encounter, but they had a sense of humor about the incident when questioned about it after the game.

"We were just trying to make sweet love," Taurasi said. 

Responded Augustus: "The tango dance that we had, I always say she just wanted some of my deliciousness."

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