He went wild on Monday night, delivering one of the best performances from a center in years.
Most points in a quarter in NBA history:
37 — Klay Thompson
34 — Kevin Love
33 — George Gervin
33 — Carmelo Anthony
32 — Karl-Anthony Towns pic.twitter.com/MMWaAIGU8h
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 15, 2022
When it was all said and done, Towns ended the game with 60 points, 17 rebounds, and shot 7-for-11 from beyond the three-point line.
Towns is now officially the first player in league history to reach 60 points, 15 rebounds, and 60 percent with three-point shooting.
Towns Takes Hold Of Timberwolves
Towns’ team, the Timberwolves, are surging right now and are most certainly moving into the NBA playoffs.
The team is currently seventh in the Western Conference and just one-and-a-half games behind the Denver Nuggets.
After years of middling in mediocrity, the T-Wolves are pushing forward like a strong, competitive, fearsome team.
A lot of that has to do with Towns, who has been averaging 24.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 3.8 assists a game.
Together, they are finally playing like they are ready for the postseason and ready to only get better.
Towns has consistently one of the best centers in the league.
However, he hasn’t received as much praise as others in the NBA, flying below the radar for a few years now.
But the spotlight is now shining bright on him and his Timberwolves – and he’s stepping up and they’re showing off their true potential.