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Seimone Augustus returns from knee injury to score 17 points, Lynx beat Stars 88-78

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) shoots the ball against San Antonio Stars center Jayne Appel during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) shoots the ball against San Antonio Stars center Jayne Appel during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) goes up for a basket against San Antonio Stars guard Kayla McBride during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) goes up for a basket against San Antonio Stars guard Kayla McBride during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Lynx center Janel McCarville, left, vies for a rebound ball with San Antonio Stars center Jayne Appel during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Minnesota Lynx center Janel McCarville, left, vies for a rebound ball with San Antonio Stars center Jayne Appel during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

Seimone Augustus scored 17 points in her return from a knee injury and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-78 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.

After missing eight games and the All-Star Game because of bursitis in her left knee, Augustus received a loud ovation as she was introduced in the starting lineup. The cheers were even louder in the fourth quarter when she fueled a 12-0 run that put the game out of reach.

Lindsey Whalen added 14 points to help Minnesota (19-6) beat San Antonio for the 10th straight time at Target Center. Maya Moore had 12 points three nights after scoring a career-high 48 against Atlanta.

Danielle Robinson led the Stars (12-13) with 15 points.

Minnesota led by 10 points in the third quarter before San Antonio used a 13-6 run to cut the Lynx's lead to 52-51 with 5:15 to play in the period.