In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past two plus seasons, you’ve missed Karl-Anthony Towns becoming the next breakout star in the NBA. Alongside, Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis, the trio have taken the league by storm as the next generation of All-Star big men. Include Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, and Kentucky has three of the top four big men in the league.
Last night, Towns went to work against fellow former Cats, Willie Cauley-Stein, Skal Labissiere, and De’Aaron Fox. Towns had a field day against the Kings, finishing with 30 points on 11-16 shooting, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 blocks. Towns is only the second Timberwolves player to record a line of at least 30, 10, 5, and 5, with the first being Kevin Garnett.
Take a look as Towns bullies Cauley-Stein and Labissiere on his way to a big game.
— NBA (@NBA) December 15, 2017
In other news from that game, Kings’ guard De’Aaron Fox left the game after only 7 minutes in the first quarter with a quad injury. This will be something to keep an eye on, as the Kings are a mess of a team even with Fox. Just for reference, the Kings started Skal Labissiere for more than half of the games to star the season, then randomly sent him down to the G-League, and now brought him back up to the active roster to start again last night. I’ve never seen a more clueless organization in my life, and that’s saying a lot because I’ve been a lifelong Cincinnati Bengals fan.
|Karl-Anthony Towns||119-96 win over Kings||30||11-16 (2-4)||14||5||1||5||0||+22||35|
|Willie Cauley-Stein||119-96 loss to Timberwolves||9||3-10 (0-0)||3||2||0||1||1||-16||20|
|Skal Labissiere||119-96 loss to Timberwolves||6||3-5 (0-0)||1||1||0||1||0||-6||13|
|De'Aaron Fox||119-96 loss to Timberwolves||2||0-1 (0-1)||0||2||0||0||2||-4||7|
|Enes Kanter||111-104 win over Nets||13||5-9 (0-0)||9||2||1||0||2||-3||27|
|Julius Randle||121-112 loss to Cavaliers||13||6-9 (0-0)||4||3||0||1||2||-1||22|
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) December 15, 2017
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 15, 2017
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 15, 2017
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