Sparks hold off Shock

Candace Parker dropped 21 points to lift the Los Angeles Sparks past the Detroit Shock 84-81 on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles cashed as 6.5-point road underdogs as the teams played over the 154.5-point total set by oddsmakers.

DeLisha Milton-Jones added 19 points for the Sparks, who got 11 points from Marie Ferdinand-Harris in the upset.

Katie Smith led Detroit with 20 points, while Deanna Nolan netted 14 points for the Shock.