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2017 Schedule
6-14, 5th in Northwest
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Towns has another big game

Karl-Anthony Towns dropped 27 points and pulled down 17 boards in Saturday's win over the Hornets. It was his seventh 25-point, 15-rebound game since he entered the league last season. Only DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have more during that time, notes ESPN Stats & Info.

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Wolves pull off huge comeback

Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins all hit 3s in the last minute to erase a seven-point deficit with a minute remaining in the fourth quarter against the Hornets. It was the second time this season that a team erased a deficit of seven or more in the last minute of the fourth quarter, notes the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Wiggins' clutch shot leads to win

Andrew Wiggins' 3-pointer with eight seconds left helped force overtime in the Wolves' win. It was his third career game-tying field goal with less than ten seconds left, but the first in a winning effort, notes the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Towns bursts to the basket in OT (0:22)
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Muhammad skies for the dunk (0:25)
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Towns drives and rocks the rim with one hand (0:27)
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Wiggins flies down court to beat buzzer (0:25)
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Kemba finds Zeller for dunk (0:21)

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Some MIN-CHA pregame research: Minnesota's second-half woes have turned around in a big way lately. +22 over last five games after halftime.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Two players to watch in the Timberwolves' game at the Hornets. Karl-Anthony Towns has averaged 33.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in his last two games. In his last two games against the Timberwolves, Kemba Walker has averaged 32.0 points and shot 62 percent from the field.

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Timberwolves losing record comes unexpectedly (1:20)
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Vintage Rose on display against the Wolves (0:29)
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Knicks sweep home-and-home with Wolves (1:08)
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LaVine to Muhammad for alley-oop (0:27)
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Porzingis' block leads to Melo 3 (0:30)
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Kuzminskas goes strong for posterizing dunk (0:24)
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Rose throws up a floater (0:20)

Qiushi Li ESPN 

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau on the Knicks' triangle offense: "I think they have incorporated more pick and rolls, which makes sense because it fits the personnel. When you look at Derrick Rose and Jennings, (who are) both very good pick and roll players, and Noa - a very unique player - and the things that he can bring to the offense. Carmelo, his ability to play multiple positions, to play pick and roll, to play isolate and catch and shoot…and he doesn't get enough credit for his playmaking. Courtney (Lee) has been a very good player in the league for a long time, a glue guy. It's a very talented team."

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Friday's NBA action sure to impress (0:39)
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KAT's huge start

Karl-Anthony Towns' career-high 47 points on Wednesday weren't enough to get the Timberwolves by the Knicks. Towns came out of the gate on fire. The only shots he missed in his 22-point first quarter were two of his eight free-throw attempts.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.813th
Rebounds Per Game42.326th
Assists Per Game22.2Tied-15th
Points Allowed105.619th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-17614.300
2015-162953.354
2014-151666.195
2013-144042.488
2012-133151.378

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