Karl-Anthony Towns just made history.
After scoring 56 points on 19-32 shooting, 15 rebounds, four assists, and a block, the former Kentucky big man now holds the Minnesota franchise record for most points in a game.
Towns becomes Minnesota’s fourth 50-point scorer in history, with Mo Williams, Corey Brewer, and Kevin Love being the only other players to accomplish the feat.
Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns w/ new franchise-record & career-high 56 points, topping Mo Williams (52) on 1/13/2015. Minnesota’s 4th 50-point game: Williams, Corey Brewer (51), Kevin Love (51). 10th NBA player w/ 50 this season. pic.twitter.com/XVbjQpDsfX
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 29, 2018
Just how good is a 55-15 night? Only three people in NBA history have recorded that stat line through age 22, and two of them are Wildcats.
Every player in NBA history with 55+ points and 15+ rebounds in a game through age 22:
That's it. That's the whole list.
— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) March 29, 2018
Last night, a video went viral of Ben Simmons playing PUBG, a battle royale-style video game, with Towns. Simmons asked Towns to play one more game with him, saying he had “plenty of time” to play because the Timberwolves were only playing the Atlanta Hawks tonight.
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) March 28, 2018
Turns out, Simmons was correct.
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) March 29, 2018
BBNBA shattering records daily.