NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns scores 62 points in Timberwolves win

NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns scores 62 points in Timberwolves loss

/ 11:41 AM January 23, 2024

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Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns jogs down the court after making a three-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 62 points, 44 of them coming in the first half Monday night to set a pair of a franchise records for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Towns topped his previous career best of 60, which was also the Minnesota record. However, the Timberwolves lost 128-125 to the Charlotte Hornets.

Towns finished 21 of 35 from the field, 10 of 15 from 3-point range and 10 of 14 from the foul line. He missed a 3 at the buzzer.

In the first half, Towns was 14 for 17 from the field and 8 of 9 from 3-point range as the Wolves took a 69-64 lead. The eight 3-pointers in a half were two shy of the NBA record.

The NBA record for points in a first half is shared by David Thompson and George Gervin with 53.

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