A little over two weeks ago, Karl-Anthony Towns missed the first game of his career and the Minnesota Timberwolves found a way to beat the New York Knicks.
The Timberwolves may be forced to play without Towns again -- this time due to a right knee injury -- Sunday night when they host the Knicks.
Towns missed the Feb. 22 game against the Knicks, due to being placed in the concussion protocol after getting into a car accident in Minneapolis on the way to the airport. The Timberwolves recorded a 115-104 win.
On Saturday, the All-Star center did not play the overtime of Minnesota's 135-130 win over the Washington Wizards due to a knee injury.
Towns dominated offensively Saturday by totaling 40 points and 16 rebounds in 37 minutes but exited the game after appearing to sustain a non-contact injury. With 8.3 seconds left in regulation, he came up limping after crossing the midcourt line and exited the court on his own power but clearly limping.
After Towns exited, the Wolves did enough in the extra five minutes to win after allowing a game-tying 3-pointer in regulation by Bradley Beal.
"It's a number of things that showed a lot of resiliency from our team in a number of ways," Minnesota interim coach Ryan Saunders said. "We really pulled together in a way, especially without K.A.T. (Towns) in a way that you could look to and say ok you're building something." >> Read more
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