Skip to main content

Karl-Anthony Towns had a night to remember as he set a new franchise record with 60 points in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 149-139 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Towns got off to a fast start on the night, scoring 24 points in the first half. But the third quarter was where Towns kicked it into another gear. 

Towns put up 32 points in the third quarter and had tied his own franchise record of 56 points set in March 2018 before the game even hit the fourth.

Towns cooled off thanks to a pair of fouls in the fourth quarter. But with a late free throw and a 3-pointer, Towns set a season-high for points in a game and became the first player to score 60 points since Jason Tatum did it against the Spurs on Apr. 30, 2021.

Towns's night also made history as he was the first player ever to post 60 points, 15 rebounds and shoot 60 percent from beyond the arc. He also joined James Harden and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players in NBA history to have a game with 60 points and 15 rebounds.

The news wasn't all good as Jaden McDaniels left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury but it didn't spoil a banner night.

The Timberwolves set a franchise record for points in a game and stayed in the hunt for the six-seed in the Western Conference. Minnesota will look to continue its momentum when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-09-21 at 12.46.46 PM

Charges: Ineligible man had guns, over 15,000 rounds of ammo

A search of the man's vehicle and house turned up multiple firearms.


Missing Rochester girl is found safe

She had been reported missing after last being seen Monday.

Screen Shot 2022-09-21 at 7.18.30 AM

Here are the largest hail reports to NWS Twin Cities Tuesday night

River Falls got hit by some massive hail Tuesday night.


Police: Man jumped on train, attacked engineer with knife near St. Cloud

The rock train had just left St. Cloud when the suspect jumped aboard.

Minneapolis police

Minneapolis provides update on man's death following police call

The incident happened at a house in Northeast Minneapolis, with a witness saying the man had shot himself.


Spark ignites fire at produce farm near Park Rapids

The fire at Carter's Red Wagon Farm left three buildings a "total loss."

Screen Shot 2022-09-20 at 4.39.15 PM

A mistake leads to new drinks from Duluth cidery, distillery

Wild State Cider and Vikre Distillery will be debuting their new beverages this week.


Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT drops 39, Timberwolves hammer Warriors

Even without Anthony Edwards, the Timberwolves look like a team nobody wants to play down the stretch.

Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT's foul troubles crush Timberwolves in Boston

The Timberwolves ran into a white-hot Celtics team on Sunday evening.

Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT's record-breaking final round wins NBA 3-Point Contest

Towns becomes the second player in Timberwolves history to win the contest.

Malik Beasley

KAT, Beasley lead Timberwolves to fourth straight win

The Timberwolves are three games over .500 for the first time since 2019.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Technical fouls fly as Suns escape in Minnesota

The Timberwolves had their six-game home winning streak snapped.

Malik Beasley

Beasley sets franchise record, Wolves extend longest win streak in 18 years

The Timberwolves dominated the Thunder for their sixth straight win

Jarred Vanderbilt

Timberwolves troll Lakers, clinch spot in play-in tourney

After years of torment, the Timberwolves got some revenge on Wednesday night.