Karl-Anthony Towns Scores NBA-High 60 Points in Wild Night of NBA Action
Have a night, Big KAT! Karl-Anthony Towns absolutely exploded for a 60-point outburst to lead the Timberwolves past the Spurs on Monday (149-139). He went 19-for-31 from the floor, including 7-for-11 from deep while adding 17 rebounds. KAT dropped 32 points in the third quarter alone, entering the fourth period with 56 points before coming on late to save the win and earn the 60-piece. It was the NBA’s first 60-point game of the season, and it was also a Minnesota franchise record. Don’t look now, but the Timberwolves (40-30) are one game back jumping into the postseason and avoiding the West play-in.
Center of Attention: Towns’ epic night put him in elite company with Shaquille O’Neal and Wilt Chamberlain as the only centers in league history to record a 60-point, 15-rebound game.
Watch: KAT Erupts for Career-High 60 Points
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Curry Buries B-Day 47: Steph Curry was the second high-scorer on Monday with a 47-point performance thanks to seven 3s on his 34th birthday. He also added six assists and six boards in the Warriors’ win over the Wizards (126-112).
Young Fires Up 46: Trae Young officially owns the Trailblazers. Young went for 46-12-6 in the Hawks’ win over Portland (122-113). He poured in 56 points against the Blazers earlier this season, and he became the first player to average 50-plus against a single team in a season series.
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