They're getting outstanding contributions from several members of their roster. Ten players are averaging double-digits in minutes with five of those players averaging double-digits in points.
The hero Friday was Chase Budinger, whose layup with less than one second remaining gave Minnesota a 96-94 win over Indiana. The win improved the Timberwolves' record to 4-1 on the season.
Oklahoma City trails them by one loss after having defeated Detroit 105-94 Friday, their third consecutive win. Denver has a three-game winning streak of their own, sitting at 3-3. Portland (2-3) and Utah (2-4) are at the bottom of the division.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs (5-1) own the Western Conference's best record and sit at the top of the Southwest division. They're one half game up on 4-1 Memphis, who's won their last four games. Dallas sits at 4-2, with New Orleans (3-2) and Houston (2-3) following.
The Clippers (4-2) sit at the top of the Pacific division, riding a two-game winning streak after dispatching Portland (103-90) on Nov. 8. Golden State and Phoenix are 3-3, with Sacramento and the Lakers trailing them at 2-4.