Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/26/14

BEIJING - AUGUST 11: Candace Parker #15 (L) and #5 Seimone Augustus of the United States fight for a rebound against Miao Lijie #8 (R) and Song Xiaoyun #4 of China during their women's basketball game on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS Next Tuesday, the Minnesota Lynx will travel to Seattle to face the Storm, their Western Conference rivals who sit six games back as the season resumes.By then, Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen will be back to business as usual, 10 days removed from winning their Olympic gold medals. When they take the court that night in Seattle, though, there will be one reminder of the month-long experience from which the three just returned in London: Olympic teammate Sue Bird.Bird will be the first of many former Olympic teammates the Lynx will face in the season's final month. Augustus, Whalen and Moore will play against eight of the other nine members of Team USA, all except Asjha Jones, before the playoffs even begin; they could very well face Jones and Connecticut in the postseason. And despite the hours spent together in London on buses, in dining halls and wearing the same uniforms, somehow the Lynx's Olympians will reduce those women back to nothing more than ...
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