Karl-Anthony Towns Drops Franchise-Record 60 Points in Timberwolves’ Win over Spurs | Bleacher Report

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Karl-Anthony Towns had a historic performance in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 149-139 win over the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on Monday night.

The 26-year-old scored a franchise-record 60 points in the win, along with 17 rebounds and three assists to help the Timberwolves improve to 40-30 on the season, though Minnesota remains seventh in the Western Conference.

Towns also holds Minnesota’s franchise record for the most 40-point games. 

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Towns did most of his work in the third quarter when he scored a whopping 32 points. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that is the fourth-most points scored in a single

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