Towns finished with 13 points (4-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists and two steals over 28 minutes Tuesday against Philadelphia. Towns was coming off a monster game Saturday against the Pelicans, but he took a big step back in a 149-107 loss. Tuesday night's performance appears to be nothing more than a blip on the radar, as he's averaging 23.6 points and 13.6 rebounds over his previous five contests even after a slow outing.
Towns exploded for 27 points (10-23 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 27 rebounds, four blocks, three assists, and two steals in 37 minutes during Saturday's 110-106 win over the Pelicans. Towns was absolutely terrific, hauling in a career high rebounding total while recording four blocks for the second straight game (and third in the last four). He is making strides on the defensive end, and won the individual matchup versus Anthony Davis in this one. It's likely safe to say the ankle injury Towns suffered during Friday's matchup with the Mavericks did not linger.
Towns (ankle) is not listed on the Timberwolves' injury report ahead of Saturday's game against the Pelicans. Towns indicated following Friday's loss to the Mavericks that he was uncertain if he would be able to play Saturday due to an ankle injury he sustained during the contest. Although he was forced back to the locker room, he did return and finish the game. It looks like he is feeling better and should taking on his usual workload assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Towns is uncertain if he will be able to play in Saturday's game against the Pelicans due to an ankle injury, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Towns had to go to the locker room in the first half of Friday's loss to the Mavericks, but ultimately returned. He finished with 30 points (12-21 FG, 1-3 3PT, 5-5 3PT), 11 rebounds, and two assists, across 30 minutes. However, he was still feeling the effects of the injury after the game. Now in his fourth NBA season, the big man has yet to miss a game, so he would likely have to really be hurting to sit out. Consider him a game-time decision at this point. Gorgui Dieng would likely see a big bump in minutes should Towns not be able to go.
Towns scored 20 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding nine rebounds and an assist in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 119-117 win over the Thunder. Foul trouble limited his court time and his production, keeping Towns from racking up his 27th double-double of the season. While some other T-wolves could benefit from this weekend's coaching switch, don't expect Towns' already strong numbers to change much under interim head coach Ryan Saunders.
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