MINNEAPOLIS, June 4 (Ticker) -- Katie Smith continues to show she is in top condition after season-ending knee surgery last September.

Smith scored 17 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their first home victory in five meetings with the Charlotte Sting, a 73-67 triumph.

A four-time WNBA All-Star who suffered torn cartilage in her right knee last summer, Smith scored eight of Minnesota's final 13 points. She made a 3-pointer with 1:23 to play to give the Lynx a 69-60 edge.

Svetlana Abrosimova scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half and Nicole Ohlde added 14 for Minnesota (2-3), which shot 54 percent (27-of-50) from the floor.

The Lynx, who bounced back from a loss to Washington on Friday, broke a six-game losing streak against the Sting and beat Charlotte for the third time in 10 meetings.

Tammy Sutton-Brown scored 14 points and Tangela Smith and Tynesha Lewis added 11 for Charlotte (1-5).