20. Minnesota Timberwolves

Record: 22 - 24
Last Week's Rank: 15
Last Week's Results: W @ Phoenix 127-124, (Mon); L @ Utah 105-111, (Thu); L @ LA Lakers 92-97, (Fri); L @ Sacramento 115-99, (Sun)
This Week: @ Golden State, Monday (3/19); @ San Antonio, Wednesday (3/21); @ Oklahoma City, Friday (3/23); vs. Denver, Sunday (3/25)

A three-point win over the Phoenix Suns is all that kept the Timberwolves from once again occupying the Northwest Division basement — as of midnight Sunday, they were a whole thousandth of a percentage point clear of the Portland Trail Blazers, who recently celebrated their near-.500 record by firing longtime coach Nate McMillan. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves, who've lost their phenom point guard for the season and didn't trade Michael Beasley after all, have four more road games (including San Antonio and OKC) before finally returning home. Whether they'll still be clear of the bottom then is anybody's guess. —Russ Bengtson