The Denver Nuggets defeated Minnesota, 100-96, moving the Pelicans up to the seventh seed in the Western Conference.
The Pelicans (44-34) lead the Timberwolves (44-35) and the Nuggets (44-35) by only a half-game. If the Pelicans beat the Suns Friday night in Phoenix, they'll move up to the fifth seed. Tip is set for 9 p.m.
Right now only two game separate the 4th and 9th seed in the Western Conference.