LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (Ticker) -- Lisa Leslie recorded the third triple-double in WNBA history and Nikki Teasley scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to an 81-63 rout of the Detroit Shock.

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Leslie scored 17 of her season-high 29 points in the second half, collected 15 rebounds and tied a WNBA record with 10 blocked shots. In four games since returning from the Olympics, the three-time gold medalist has averaged 25.5 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.

In the first half, Teasley scored 16 points to help Los Angeles to a 37-35 lead at halftime. She finished with a career-best six 3-pointers and also had two of the eight steals for the Sparks.

With the scored tied 49-49 and 14 minutes remaining, Teasley hit a pair of free throws to start a 12-2 Los Angeles run over the next 5:38. Leslie and Teasley each produced three points during the decisive run for the Sparks, who have won seven of their last eight.

Swin Cash had 19 points to pace Detroit and Cheryl Ford chipped in with 18 points and 11 rebounds with her father -- Karl Malone -- sitting courtside.

The Shock, who defeated Los Angeles in the 2003 WNBA Finals, have lost three of four since returning from the Olympic break and are in danger of becoming the first defending champions to miss the postseason.