Shock outgun Mercury

Deanna Nolan went for 18 points and six rebounds to lead the Detroit Shock past the Phoenix Mercury 89-78 on Tuesday night.

Detroit covered as 8-point home favorites as the game played under the 173-point total listed by sportsbooks.

Katie Smith added 17 points for the Shock, who got 14 points and eight boards from Taj McWilliams-Franklin in the payday.

Cappie Pondexter scored 23 points for Phoenix, while Diana Taurasi drained 22 points for the Mercury.