Tangela Smith
Smith stuffed the stat sheet in the tough loss to the Sparks. In her 30 minutes of action she poured in 14 points, ripped down a team high nine rebounds and dished out five assists. Smith made a season high four baskets behind the arc.
Erin Phillips
Despite the loss, Phillips played a complete game for Indiana. In her 29 minutes of action, she had 16 points, five rebounds, and handed out five assists.
Points in the paint:
Fever 26, Sparks 28
Second-chance points:

Fever 8, Sparks9
Fast-break points:

Fever 2, Sparks 8
Points off turnovers:

Fever 2, Sparks 19
Starters scoring:

Fever 62, Sparks 40
Bench scoring:

Fever 8, Sparks 35
Hoffman Helps Sparks Beat Fever

Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 18-8 21 9 24 16 70
at Los Angeles 10-14 16 15 24 20 75

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.