The U.S. women were far from perfect Monday. But with veteran guards Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen leading the way -- and Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins seemingly on deck -- Team USA is edging closer to being ready for the world championship.
WNBA commissioner Laurel Richie hopes the U.S. women's basketball team winning gold means more eyes will be on her league in the second half of the season and into the playoffs.
Lindsay Whalen is one of the oldest players making her Olympic debut; Maya Moore is the youngest. But together the two Minnesota Lynx teammates hope to bring home yet another title.