18. Minnesota Timberwolves

Record: 12 - 12
Last Week's Rank: 17
Last Week's Results: W @ Houston, 120-108 (Mon); L vs. Indiana, 109-99 (Wed); W @ New Jersey, 108-105 (Fri); W vs. Houston, 100-91 (Sat)
This Week: vs. Sacramento, Tuesday (2/7); @ Memphis, Wednesday (2/8); vs. Dallas, Friday (2/10); vs. New York, Saturday (2/11)

With three wins in four games last week, the Minnesota Timberwolves hit .500, which means the entire Northwest division is out of the red. Not bad. And they almost scored 100 in every game, missing by one point in their loss to the Pacers. And they overcame a red-hot Anthony Morrow to beat the Nets. If nothing else, Kevin Love's All-Star spot should be assured. (Can we get them to pick Ricky Rubio, too? Please?) —Russ Bengtson