MINNEAPOLIS, June 3 (Ticker) -- Katie Smith was held in check by the San Antonio Silver Stars before finally breaking through.

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Smith scored seven of her 15 points over the final three minutes as the Minnesota Lynx posted a 55-47 victory over the Silver Stars.

Smith managed just seven points on 2-of-8 shooting in a 56-44 loss at San Antonio on May 26. The Silver Stars made things difficult again as Smith managed just two points at the half.

After Lynx rookie Nicole Ohlde made a free throw to snap a 45-45 tie with 3:08 left, Smith finally broke loose. She was fouled and made two free throws before launching a 3-pointer as she was fouled by Marie Ferdinand for a 51-45 bulge with 2:07 to go.

Although Smith missed the free throw - her first miss in 26 attempts - she added a pair with 10 seconds left to cap a 10-2 closing run.

LaToya Thomas scored 12 points to lead San Antonio, which shot under 26 percent (15-of-58).