Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Explodes for career-high 47 points Wednesday
Towns poured in a career-high 47 points (15-22 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 17-20) to go with 18 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal across 42 minutes in Wednesday's 106-104 loss to the Knicks.
In an entertaining duel between the top two finishers in last season's Rookie of the Year balloting, Kristaps Porzingis (29 points) may have helped his club to the win, but Towns couldn't be stopped Wednesday. The 21-year-old erupted for 22 points in the first quarter -- two off the franchise record -- and would go on to become the fourth-youngest player in the last 50 years to score 47 or more points in a game. Towns had been scuffling a little bit in the four games heading into Wednesday with a 40 percent mark from the field during that span, but it's safe to say the slump is behind him after this dazzling performance.