Diana Taurasi Kisses Seimone Augustus During WNBA Playoff Game, Whistled For Foul

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With tensions rising in a WNBA playoff game between the Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix star Diana Taurasi made a surprising move.

She kissed Minnesota's Seimone Augustus on the cheek.

Taurasi's Mercury were being clobbered by the Lynx in the Western Conference Finals opener when the two All-Stars appeared to exchange heated words.

There was some pushing and shoulder checking, but before officials could separate Taurasi and Seimone, the former unexpectedly planted a kiss on the latter.

Both players, who have known each other for years and were teammates on the U.S. women's national team, were issued personal fouls on the play.

So what the heck was that about?!

"As far as me and Diana and the tango dance that we had, I always say she just wanted some of my deliciousness," Augustus joked to reporters later.

While she was in a less jovial mood after her team lost 85-62 in Game 1 of the best-of-three series, Taurasi made a similar comment about the exchange.

"I was just trying to make sweet love," Taurasi said, "That's about it."

That seemed to be the media's general, humorous take as well.

Former WNBA star and current ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo Tweeted, "Diana Taurasi always breaking new ground on the basketball court. #kiss #hilarious"

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