Record: 24 - 26
Last Week's Rank: 20
Last Week's Results: W @ Golden State 97-93, (Mon); L @ San Antonio 100-116, (Wed); L @ Oklahoma City 140-149, (Fri); W vs. Denver, 117-100 (Sun)
This Week: @ Memphis, Tuesday (3/27); @ Charlotte, Wednesday (3/28); vs. Boston, Friday (3/30); @ Portland, Sunday (4/1)
Say what you want about the Minnesota Timberwolves, just never even suggest that Kevin Love isn't pulling his weight. With Nikola Pekovic and Michael Beasley out, Love scored a franchise-high 51 points in a double-overtime loss to the Thunder, a performance that included seven threes and 14 offensive rebounds. And on Sunday, he led the undermanned Wolves to a much-needed win over the Nuggets with 30 points and 21 boards. Other guys have been stepping up, too — J.J. Barea had a triple-double against OKC — but Love is cementing himself as one of the League's true superstars. —Russ Bengtson