Diana Taurasi's peck on Seimone Augustus' cheek provided a light-hearted moment in an otherwise uneventful Minnesota Lynx blowout victory over the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Another lackluster performance could result in Phoenix kissing its season goodbye.
Minnesota looks to make it a perfect 7 for 7 against the Mercury this season while advancing to the WNBA finals for the third straight year with a road victory Sunday.
Taurasi and Augustus got a little too close as the two headed up court in the fourth quarter Thursday, resulting in double personal fouls. As an official stepped in to separate them, Taurasi kissed Augustus on the cheek, creating a video clip millions have viewed online.
"I had no idea it would catch fire like it did," Taurasi said in a phone interview Saturday. "I guess I should've expected it when I woke up the next morning and saw ESPN had its little segment on sentimental smooches. But I didn't ...