More than half of those points came in the third quarter when Towns scored 32 points. Only three players in the last 25 years have managed to score more points in one quarter.
Towns, 26, made seven of 11 three-point attempts and 15 of 16 free throws during his offensive onslaught, while also adding 17 rebounds. He’s also the first center to score 60 points in a game since Shaquille O’Neal did so in 2000.
Minnesota needed the win as it tries to climb into one of the top six spots in the Western Conference to avoid the Play-In Tournament. For now, the Timberwolves are still seventh and improved to 40-30 with the victory.