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Karl Anthony Towns scored a NBA season-high 60-burger

Without the spotlight of other NBA superstars, the night of Monday, March 14 will be the presentation in society of another elite player in world basketball, the Dominican Karl-Anthony Towns scored a season-high 60 points and the all-time franchise record for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who with that epic performance defeated the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 149-139.

Karl-Anthony Towns' historic night

The Timberwolves' record and personal high in Towns' young career lasted nearly three years, as he was the same first overall pick of the 2015 Draft who made 56 on March 28, 2018 in a game against the Atlanta Hawks.

With this performance, the three-time NBA All-Star Game selection broke the season mark of 56 shared by Trae Young of the aforementioned Hawks and all-star LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fifth-best fourth quarter in NBA history

As if that wasn't enough, Towns' third quarter took on historic dyes for all time, as he racked up 32 points in those 12 minutes of effective time, the fifth-highest mark in NBA history for a period just five points shy of tying the mark of 37 held by the Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson.

Towns finished the third quarter with 56 points total and only returned to the court with three minutes to play because he was in foul trouble, so it is fair to say that the 60 points could have been more.

Double-double that equaled Shaq's feat

In addition to all of the above, KAT achieved a double-double by adding 17 rebounds in the game, making him the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to record a game of at least 60 points and at least 17 rebounds.

After this result, the Timberwolves improved their record to 40-30 to move into seventh place in the Western Conference, while the Spurs dropped to 26-43 and are now in 12th place in the same standings.

What's next for Minnesota and San Antonio?

The next game for Minnesota will be next Wednesday when they host the Los Angeles Lakers.

Meanwhile, the Spurs will return to the court that same day to host the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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