SAN ANTONIO - Michelle Snow scored 15 of her season-high 23 points in the first half and had nine rebounds, helping the San Antonio Silver Stars beat the Lynx 80-66 on Saturday night.
Becky Hammon added a season-best 21 points and a career-high 10 assists, and Sophia Young had 17 points for the Silver Stars (5-7), playing their first home game in 15 days.
Snow was 6-for-6 from the field in the first half and 7-for-8 overall. She added a career-best nine free throws and finished a point short of her career high.
"I feel like they don't respect us in the post," said Snow, whose role was amplified by an injury to her backup, Ruth Riley, at Phoenix last week. "Minnesota, to start the game, wasn't even guarding us. We were wide open under the basket. That says a lot about what they think of you in the post."
When the Lynx tried to clamp down around the basket in the second half, that opened things up for Hammon from the outside. She scored 17 points after halftime, making four three-pointers.
The Lynx entered the game with a three-game winning streak and hit their first three shots for a 6-0 lead. But the Silver Stars scored the next nine points.
Seimone Augustus led the Lynx (5-10) with 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting.
"We couldn't put the ball in the hole," Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. "Seimone Augustus is our go-to player, and she had some good opportunities. It just wasn't her night."
Both teams were short-handed. The Silver Stars were down to nine players after injuries to Riley (broken right pinkie) and Megan Frazee (left meniscus) in the past eight days. Minnesota was missing Candice Wiggins, out for the season after rupturing her left Achilles' tendon Tuesday.