MINNEAPOLIS, July 16 (Ticker) -- All-Star Katie Smith scored 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx had four players in double figures in an 85-78 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars.

Svetlana Abrosimova scored 16 points and Sheri Sam and Teresa Edwards each had 15 for the Lynx, who have won three straight games for the second time this season.

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Minnesota also won three in a row from June 21-June 29.

Tamika Williams, who had seven points and 12 rebounds, put Minnesota ahead to stay with a layup with 5:48 left that made it 63-61.

San Antonio later cut the deficit to 68-67 on a running jumper by Marie Ferdinand before the Lynx scored six straight points on a pair of layups by Sam and a layup by Smith.

The Silver Stars tried to foul to stay in the game and Minnesota scored its final eight points from the line.

Ferdinand, Adrienne Goodson and Margo Dydek each scored 18 points for San Antonio.

Minnesota led 46-33 early in the second half before San Antonio used a 15-2 run to tie it at 48-48 with 14:11 left.

Minnesota has won six of the eight all-time encounters with San Antonio, which was known as the Utah Starzz last season.