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San Antonio beats LA, takes final playoff spot in West

Sep 7, 2011 - 4:48 AM Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Becky Hammon struck for a season-high 37 points with five assists as San Antonio clinched a playoff berth with an 82-65 victory over Los Angeles.

Tully Bevilaqua scored 11 points off the bench, while Jia Perkins tallied 10 for the Silver Stars, who will participate in the postseason for a fifth straight year.

Tina Thompson posted 18 points and DeLisha Milton-Jones added 16 with eight boards for the Sparks, who were officially eliminated from postseason contention.

San Antonio led by two after three quarters, but used a 12-0 run to provide some breathing room. Bevilaqua ended the burst on a three-pointer with four minutes remaining to give the visitors a 73-58 edge.