We waited as long as we could (the second post of the week) to deliver some smoke detector battery news: your undefeated Timberwolves, after winning games at home against Orlando and OKC and Sunday on the road at New York, are ranked in the top five in two separate early power rankings.


They are No. 3 in ESPN's rankings and No. 4 in Yahoo's.

Who cares, it's early? Yeah, probably. But still: they are ranked, for now, above the Miami Heat.

Says Yahoo's Marc Spears: The undefeated Wolves showed strong signs that they're capable of making the postseason for the first time since 2004.

Says ESPN's Marc Stein: The Wolves showed us glimpses of the potential we've been talking about for ages by clamping down on Durant and Melo.

A big test awaits tonight, with the Wolves playing the second of a back-to-back in Cleveland. Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic all topped 40 minutes vs. the Knicks, while Kevin Martin played 36. It will be interesting to see what kind of energy they bring against the improving Cavs.

For now: Smoke detector batteries for all!

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