AUBURN HILLS Candace Parker wanted to focus on all of the good parts of the Los Angeles Sparks' win over the Detroit Shock.
Unfortunately, it will be the final five seconds that everyone else is going to remember.
Parker, the younger sister of Toronto Raptors guard Anthony Parker, was one of three players ejected along with Detroit assistant coach Rick Mahorn after an ugly scuffle with 4.6 seconds left in Los Angeles's 84-81 victory last night.
'To be honest, I don't recall exactly what happened,' said Parker, who led Los Angeles with 21 points. 'I'll have to watch the tape.'
The skirmish started moments after Parker and Detroit's Cheryl Ford had to be separated after Ford fouled Parker.
On the next possession, Parker got tangled up with Detroit's Plenette Pierson and fell to the ground. As she was getting up, Pierson intentionally ran into her, setting off the melee.
Parker threw a punch at Pierson before being tackled by Detroit's Deanna Nolan. Players and coaches from both teams joined in after Mahorn knocked Lisa Leslie to the court.