These four players will all be on the floor together in Seattle on Tuesday, but only three of them play for the Lynx. Sue Bird, second from right, will try to beat Team USA teammates Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore.
Preview: The Lynx have four consecutive victories overall -- two before the Olympic break and two after it -- but all of them came against Washington or Tulsa, a pair of last-place teams. The tests start getting tougher starting Tuesday against the Storm. Seattle is only 10-11 overall, but it handed Minnesota its first loss of the season June 17 in Seattle.
Lynx at a glance: Minnesota does not appear to be showing any rust or wear and tear after sending three star players to the Olympics. Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen combined for 51 points in an 83-59 victory over Tulsa on Sunday. ... The Lynx are a WNBA-best 17-4 this season.
Storm at a glance: Lauren Jackson, who missed the first half of the season while training for the Olympics with her Australian teammates, is slated to be back in Seattle this week. She hasn't played in either of the Storm's first two post-break games. ... Seattle is 9-4 in its past 13 games after a 1-7 start.
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Mazzaro||4|
|Baltimore||2||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Cleveland||1||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|LA Angels - J. Blanton||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - E. Santana|
|San Jose||9:30 PM|