Minnesota has gotten much better. Nikola Pekovic & Love are really good, they are among the best frontcourt combo in the league. Also, Derrick Williams has improved a ton in the last month or so. Pekovic was 8-14 for 25 points with 13 rebounds while Williams was 9-19 with 22 points with 10 rebounds. If anyone can get that kind of performance from their frontcourt, they will challenge the Lakers, because Kobe is the only above average backcourt or wing player on their roster so they need Bynum & Gasol to dominate their frontcourt matchups to win consistently.