Towns and Wiggins join short list featuring Jordan and Pippen

KAT scored 40 and Andrew Wiggins scored 41 in the Wolves' loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
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D'Angelo Russell's game-winning three at the buzzer overshadowed a dominating performance by Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins Sunday night in Los Angeles.

The Timberwolves duo joined a small group of teammates to each score 40 points in the same game, and the first since Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook did so for the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2105.

Wiggins led the Wolves with 41 points while Towns was an all-around monster, scoring 40 points on 17-of-22 shooting to go along with 21 rebounds and 4 assists.

Towns also became the first player in franchise history with a 40/20 game, according to team's PR.

Here's a list of the very minimal 40/40 teammate games in NBA history, according to All About Basketball.

  • Nov. 14, 1962: Gus Johnson 41, Walt Bellamy 40
  • Feb. 11, 1970: Elgin Baylor 43, Jerry West 43
  • April 10, 1977: Pete Maravich 45, Nate Williams 41
  • Jan. 5, 1978: Paul Westphal 43, Walter Davis 40
  • Mar. 6, 1982: George Gervin 50, Mike Michell 45
  • Dec. 13, 1983: Isaiah Thomas 47, John Long 41
  • Dec. 13, 1983: Kiki Vandeweghe 51, Alex English 47
  • Mar. 19, 1984: Adrian Dantley 43, John Drew 42
  • Feb. 18, 1996: Michael Jordan 44, Scottie Pippen 40
  • Feb. 19, 2012: Kevin Durant 51, Russell Westbrook 40
  • Mar. 23, 2012: Russell Westbrook 45, Kevin Durant 40
  • Oct. 30, 2015: Kevin Durant 48, Russell Westbrook 43

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving became the first teammates in NBA Finals history to each score 40+ in a game when they did so in Game 6 last year.

The Wolves wrap up the season this week with their final home game Tuesday against the Thunder and Wednesday at Houston. Tuesday's game will feature the unveiling of the Wolves' new logo.

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