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Smile, Wolves fans, KAT just went off on the Hawks for a franchise record 56 points

Fans were chanting "MVP" once he reached 50 points.

Karl-Anthony Towns couldn't miss Wednesday night. 

The third-year star for the Wolves set a franchise record with 56 points to go along with 15 rebounds and 4 assists in the Wolves' 126-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks. 

Towns was 19-of-32 shooting, including 6-of-8 from three. He also knocked down 12-of-15 free throws. 

The previous franchise record was 52, set by Mo Williams a few years ago. 

KAT scored 26 in the first half and 30 more in the second half, and fans inside Target Center were chanting "MVP" when he reached 50 points. 

More importantly, the win puts the Wolves within a half-game of the sixth-place Spurs and the fifth-place Pelicans. 

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