19. Minnesota Timberwolves

Record: 16 - 16
Last Week's Rank: 19
Last Week's Results: L @ Orlando 89-102, (Mon); W vs. Charlotte 102-90, (Wed); W @ Houston 111-98, (Fri); W vs. Philadelphia 91-92, (Sun)
This Week: @ Denver, Monday (2/20); vs. Utah, Wednesday (2/22)

Well hey, what do you know — the Timberwolves went 3-1 last week, capping it off with a one-point win over Philly. and are now just a game out of second place in the Northwest Division. (Looked at from another angle, the're tied for last in the Northwest, but we prefer to be positive whenever possible.) And with two in-division games to end the first half (at Denver and at home against Utah) they can make some more noise before Kevin Love, Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio head off to Orlando for the festivities. If you're keeping track, the new no. 2 scorer for the Wolves is hulking center Nikola Pekovic, who is shooting 61.5 percent from the floor and looks like he knows where the bodies are buried. —Russ Bengtson