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BBNBA: Towns Injures Knee, Limps Off Court Late in Game

(Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

RECAP

  • Karl-Anthony Towns went crazy once again, posting 40 points and 16 rebounds (on 15-25 shooting, including 4-7 from three) in an overtime win over the Washington Wizards. But the win was hardly what Minnesota Timberwolves fans were paying attention to. During the closing seconds of regulation, Towns was seen limping dramatically with an apparent knee injury and had to leave the game. At the time of this post, the exact severity of the potential injury is not known, but Towns is expected to undergo further testing.

  • Towns has been killing it since the All-Star break, so hopefully this doesn’t end up being something more serious and he can continue to close out the season strong.

[33-32] Kings – 102 @ [13-53] Knicks – 94

  • De’Aaron Fox led his Sacramento Kings to an early morning win over the Knicks in New York. With a tipoff time set for noon (normally 9 a.m. on the West coast for Fox and the Kings), the Kings came out still asleep, but Fox made sure to wake them up in time to win the game. The former Kentucky guard dropped 30 points, five rebounds, and eight assists for Sacramento, with 12 of those points coming in the final six minutes of the game after the Knicks erased a 12-point deficit.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein contributed seven points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes for the Kings.
  • For New York, Kevin Knox had a poor shooting night, connecting on only three of his 12 shot attempts for seven points and four rebounds.

[30-36] Hornets – 114 @ [50-16] Bucks – 131

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist sat out this game as he deals with a minor knee sprain he suffered in Friday’s matchup against the Wizards. Malik Monk saw the court for only three minutes, hitting one of his two three-point attempts while dishing out two dimes. Charlotte now falls 1.5 games back of the Miami Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with only 16 games left on the team’s schedule.
  • For the Bucks, who used a 39-point third quarter to bury the Hornets for good, Eric Bledsoe registered 11 points, three rebounds, and five assists in the win.

[15-52] Suns – 120 @ [40-26] Trail Blazers – 127

  • Devin Booker’s 23 points and five assists were not enough to lift his Phoenix Suns over the Portland Trail Blazers, who were led by 26 points from C.J. McCollum.
  • Enes Kanter added 12 points and eight rebounds on 5-7 shooting in only 16 minutes for Portland while Skal Labissiere did not record any stats in four minutes of game time.

Other notes

  • Check out the full stat sheet below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)135-130 OT W vs. WAS4015-25 (4-7)162211+137
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)102-94 W @ NYK3011-17 (2-4)58103+1937
Devin Booker (PHX)120-127 L @ POR237-19 (1-4)25204-630
Enes Kanter (POR)127-120 W vs. PHX125-7 (0-0)81011+1616
Eric Bledsoe (MIL)131-114 W vs. CHA113-10 (3-5)35300+2227
Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)102-94 W @ NYK73-7 (0-0)121000+428
Kevin Knox (NYK)94-102 L vs. SAC73-12 (1-4)42002+323
Rajon Rondo (LAL)107-120 L vs. BOS42-7 (0-2)69103-1631
Malik Monk (CHA)114-131 L @ MIL31-2 (1-2)02100+13
Skal Labissiere (POR)127-120 W vs. PHX00-000000-124
Alex Poythress (ATL)112-114 L vs. BKNDNP-Ankle----------------
John Wall (WAS)130-135 OT L @ MINDNP-Heel----------------
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)114-131 L @ MILDNP-Knee----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

12:00: Bulls @ Pistons

3:30: Raptors @ Heat (Adebayo)

3:30 (ABC): Pacers @ 76ers

6:00 (NBATV): Pelicans (Davis, Miller, Randle) @ Hawks (Poythress-out)

6:00: Magic (Briscoe) @ Grizzlies

7:00: Rockets (Jones) @ Mavericks

8:00: Knicks (Knox) @ Timberwolves (Towns)

8:00: Bucks (Bledsoe) @ Spurs

8:30 (NBATV): Suns (Booker) @ Warriors (Cousins)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA. Follow me on Twitter: @ZackGeoghegan

4 Comments for BBNBA: Towns Injures Knee, Limps Off Court Late in Game



  1. bigbluebanana
    1:32 pm March 10, 2019 Permalink

    I’m in a bad service area, so maybe I can’t load it, but where’s that dunk KAT did last night????



  2. syrin23
    2:12 pm March 10, 2019 Permalink

    Kevin Knox still stinking it up, but he “got his”. No one seems to have long term vision these days under the age of 40. Hello Euro League.



    • bigbluebanana
      5:29 pm March 10, 2019 Permalink

      Knox ain’t going to no Europe Clark! Knox is loved in NYC and he’s as safe as anyone up there for at least another year or two, probably longer.



    • syrin23
      10:47 pm March 10, 2019 Permalink

      There have already been at least two articles I have read about how is the biggest draft bust in modern Knicks history.