in the night when Nikola Jokic And the Joel Embiid squared in philadelphia, Cities of Karl Anthony He issued a reminder that there are more than two oddly talented centers in the NBA right now. In the Timberwolves‘149-139 beat spurs On Monday, Townes went up to 60 points in ridiculous efficiency.
He shot overall 19 of 31 (61 percent).
He made seven of his 11 attempts on three-pointers.
He reached the free throw line 16 times, and sank 15 times.
Towns’ big night has had some deep feelings, as he shared on Twitter in a series of tweets that Monday’s performance also happened for two years until the date his parents were hospitalized with COVID-19.
“Yesterday it was two years since my parents went into the emergency room at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ and were admitted with COVID-19,” Cities published. “The same hospital my mother gave me life and, tragically, the same hospital where I saw her life begin to fade. Two years later, I walked into the AT&T Center with the greatest guardian angel I could ask of and dropped 60 against the winning coach of all time.
“I say this to say… No matter what life throws at you, you can come out of me stronger. Tough times don’t last, and strong people do. I miss you mom. This game…my life…it’s yours.”
Towns’ 60 points, a record for the Timberwolves franchise, is the league’s highest single-game output this season, overtaking LeBron James And the Tra Young, both earned 56 points per night. Cities were from 56 to three quarters. He came back late on the fourth day to put an arc in his evening with a high of 3.
Towns had a really good game with 24 points in the first half. He took it to nuclear levels with 32 in the third quarter, the fifth most points ever in a single quarter, per StatMuse.
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Town Night adds to the league’s latest streak of scoring blasts. In just the past two weeks, there have been four 50-point games: LeBron (50, 56), Jason Tatum (54) and Kevin Durant (53). Add to that 47 and 46 for Trae Young and 45 for Jordan Clarkson44 for Josh Hart And the Diaron Fox (who also had 41), 43 for Giannis Antikonmo Jewel Embiid 41 Darius Garland and 40 for Nikola Jokic.
And now Towns 60, the 15th game of the season in which the player has scored at least 50 points. Most importantly, Wolves have now surpassed 10 matches .500 and appeared in only two matches of Denver Nuggets For the seeds of the top six. Wolves still have one game left against Denver on April 1, and if they win they will also secure a season tiebreak with a 3-1 head-to-head advantage.
In a season where the Timberwolves have exceeded expectations, the Towns have been the driving force behind Minnesota being the playoffs in the West. Monday night’s performance was the latest example of his impressive play, and for Townes to do so on a day he has such a tragic personal connection to make his performance even more powerful.
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