Minnesota 73, San Antonio 64
Lynx Stop Silver Stars, Sweep Series
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 16 (Ticker) -- Katie Smith scored 17 points and Svetlana Abrosimova added 12 and 10 rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx swept the season series from the San Antonio Silver Stars with a 73-64 victory.
The Lynx defeated the Silver Stars for the fourth time in as many meetings this season. They moved into a tie with the Seattle Storm for third place in the Western Conference playoff race with four games left.
Minnesota had an eight-point halftime lead, but San Antonio rallied to take a 47-45 edge with 15:14 to go. The Lynx responded with 10 consecutive points, highlighted by five from Smith, and scored 16 of the next 20 for a 61-51 cushion.
Minnesota held on due to the strength of its bench, which outscored San Antonio's reserves, 24-5.
Tamika Williams scored 13 points and reserve Michele Van Gorp added nine for the Lynx, who held a 39-25 rebounding advantage.
Adrienne Goodson scored 20 points and Margo Dydek added 14 as the Silver Stars lost for the fourth time in six games.