70 at Los Angeles
By Associated Press | August 18, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) Ebony Hoffman scored 21 points against her former team to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 75-70 on Thursday night. Candace Parker added 18 points and Los Angeles (10-14) held Indiana (18-8) to four points over the final 4:57
Tamika Catchings and Erin Phillips each had 16 points for the Eastern Conference-leading Fever.
After Noelle Quinn's layup put the Sparks ahead, Katie Douglas made a 3-pointer and layup for the 66-62 lead with 4:57 remaining. The Fever snapped a nearly 4-minute scoring drought on Douglas' two free throws with 20.6 seconds left cut it to 70-68.
The Fever fouled Parker on the inbounds and she spilt the free throws for a three-point cushion. Catchings missed a layup and, after another intentional foul, Hoffman made two free throws.