Towns drops franchise record 56 points when Wolves need it most

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Karl-Anthony Towns
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Karl-Anthony Towns /

Karl-Anthony Towns had the game of his life on Wednesday night, dropping franchise record 56 points and 15 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Wolves desperately needed a win here and Karl-Anthony Towns delivered in a big way Wednesday, dropping 56 points in the Timberwolves win over Atlanta. The numbers are very impressive being that Cory Brewer and Moe Williams, who, although performed admirably in Minnesota, aren’t exactly the franchise names one would associate with Timberwolves basketball, were pushed down the single game franchise scoring list.

The Wolves needed this game badly if they wanted to stay in the hunt for the playoffs. Back to back losses to non-playoff teams would have been a back breaker with how tight the Western conference standings are. As it sits now, the Wolves are 7th position and a 4-5 matchup against Oklahoma city is not out of the realm of possibilities for this team.

They will need some help from some spoilers along the way, but if the Wolves can take care of business against the non-playoff teams, they should put themselves in great position to end up with the five seed. The Thunder are one of the best matchups in the west for the Wolves, and although it was earlier in the season, Minnesota has beaten Oklahoma city a couple times already this season.

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Back to Towns, he was 6-8 from three point range and19-32 from the field. Not to imply that Towns should be doing this every game, because that is unrealistic but it will be very tough to beat the Wolves in the playoffs if Towns is shooting 70% from three. Towns also had four assists and only two turnovers all game, which might be the most impressive stat of them all.