Towns’ Franchise-Record 56 Lead Wolves Over Hawks 126-114

Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) drives on Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns stood up and stared at a printout of the box score of Minnesota’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

There was a lot for Towns to admire.

Towns scored a franchise-record 56 points and added 15 rebounds for his league-leading 63rd double-double, and the Timberwolves beat the Hawks 126-114 on Wednesday night.

“I just realized the ball kept coming to me more and more often,” Towns said. “I guess that was a sign to shoot the ball. Everyone just kept telling me, ‘You need six more, you need eight more, for 50.’ I wasn’t really thinking about that. I was just trying to find a way to win.” READ MORE>