MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 124, LOS ANGELES LAKERS 104
March 16, 2022
• After scoring a career-high and franchise record 60 points in San Antonio on Monday, Karl-Anthony Towns finished with a game-high 30 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including 13-of-13 from the free throw line, good for his 15th 30+ point game of the season and extended his franchise record 93rd of his career. Towns’ 90 points over the last two games mark the most points over a two-game span in Timberwolves history:
o 90, Karl-Anthony Towns (Mar. 14-16, 2022)
o 83, Kevin Love (Apr. 13-14, 2014)
o 81, Kevin Love (Mar. 3-5, 2012)
o 81, Kevin Love (Mar. 23-25, 2012)
o 81, Andrew Wiggins (Feb. 14-15, 2017)
• Anthony Edwards finished with 27 points, his 34th 20+ point performance of the season (70th of his career). Edwards connected on six three-pointers tonight, his eighth game of the season with 6+ made treys (10th career).
• Edwards tallied 24 of his 27 points in the first half, including 20 points in the second quarter, marking his seventh career 20+ point half and third career 20+ point quarter. His 20-point second quarter marked the 23rd 20+ point quarter by a Timberwolves player since 1996-97 and he joins Towns (5x) and Kevin Love (3x) as the only players to do so three or more times.
• Malik Beasley ended the game with seven points, six rebounds and four assists on the night. He finished the night a team-high +19, moving his total in March (nine games) to a league leading +139.
• Minnesota is now 25-10 since the Jan. 2 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles. It marks the Timberwolves most prolific 35-game stretch since 2003-04.
• The Timberwolves outrebounded the Lakers 51-38, the 16th game this season grabbing 50+ boards. Minnesota moves to 13-3 when doing so.
• Minnesota has forced 14 Los Angeles turnovers, their 67th straight game forcing 10+ turnovers, extending the NBA’s longest active streak.
• Tonight marked the 11th 20+ point victory this season, the second-most in a single season in Timberwolves history:
o 12 — 2013-14
o 11 — 2021-22
o 10 — 2001-02
o 10 — 1999-00
o 7 — 2004-05
o 6 — 2016-17
o 6 — 2003-04
(info courtesy of Wolves)