Karl-Anthony Towns was unstoppable on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.
The third-year center ended the night with a 56 point double-double for the 126-114 win. Towns on the boards with 15 rebounds for his league-leading 63rd double-double
“I just realized the ball kept coming to me more and more often,” Towns said. “I guess that was a sign to shoot the ball. Everyone just kept telling me, ‘You need six more, you need eight more, for 50.’ I wasn’t really thinking about that. I was just trying to find a way to win.”
A new single game @Timberwolves franchise record!
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The 22-year-old is the youngest player to tally 50 points and 15 rebounds in a game since Shaq did the same against the Timberwolves in 1994.
With a Timberwolves record 56 points, Karl-Anthony Towns also grabbed 15 rebounds. He's the youngest player with 50 points and 15 rebounds in a game since Shaquille O'Neal on April 20, 1994 vs the Timberwolves (O'Neal was 22 years, 45 days, Towns is 22 years, 133 days). pic.twitter.com/NCrSDiQSmG
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