MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 9 (Ticker) -- Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert helped the Minnesota Lynx stay in the thick of the race for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Lovelace-Tolbert scored 17 points off the bench as the Lynx erased a seven-point deficit in the second half en route to a 76-72 triumph over the San Antonio Silver Stars.

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Trailing, 53-46, with 8:46 remaining, Minnesota went on a 22-8 run to put away the game. Tamika Williams' layup tied the contest, 53-53, with 6:55 left, and after San Antonio missed a jumper, Lovelace-Tolbert drilled a 3-pointer to give Minnesota a three-point lead with 6:25 to play.

San Antonio's Wendy Palmer-Daniel connected from 3-point range to tie the game, but Lovelace-Tolbert hit a layup at the 4:35 mark to give Minnesota the lead for good.

Lovelace-Tolbert and Williams combined to score 17 of the team's 22 points during the run.

Vanessa Hayden chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Lynx (13-14), who moved into a virtual tie with the Phoenix Mercury (12-13) for fourth place in the Western Conference.

Marie Ferdinand and Bernadette Ngoyisa scored 17 points apiece for the Silver Stars (7-21).