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Shock grab lead on Mercury

Katie Smith tossed in 22 points to help the Detroit Shock defeat the Phoenix Mercury 88-83 Tuesday night and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five WNBA championship series.

Detroit won the game as a 6-point road underdog, while the combined 171 points fell UNDER the posted over/under (181).

Deanna Nolan shot 6-for-14 from the field with 20 points and 11 rebounds in a double-double performance for the Shock.

Diana Taurasi tossed in 22 points and shot 7-for-15 from the field in a losing effort.