If you were like me and were sawing logs before the Bulls even tipped off on the West Coast, you might have missed the NBA’s first 60-point performance of the season! In a 149-139 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, Karl-Anthony Towns WENT OFF for 60 points.
Towns became the first player in the NBA to reach the 60-point mark this season and set a new Minnesota Timberwolves franchise record by shooting 19-of-31 from the floor, 7-of-11 from deep, and a nearly perfect 15-of-16 from the charity stripe. Towns even found the time between all of his buckets to pull down 17 rebounds for Minnesota. Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum, and Stephen Curry recorded 60-point performances last season.
While no NBA player has reached 60 points before KAT’s performance on Monday night, we have seen four players score 50 or more points in March. LeBron James (3/5 and 3/11), Jayson Tatum (3/6), Kyrie Irving (3/8), and Kevin Durant (3/13).
Between KAT, Jokic, Embiid, and Giannis, we’re witnessing one of the most dominant groups of scoring bigs in NBA history right now, and it’s enjoyable to watch.
Karl-Anthony Towns with a jaw-dropping 60-point performance vs. the San Antonio Spurs tonight, breaking his own franchise record.
KAT is an unguardable scorer. pic.twitter.com/KdvjHQ3qTT
— Timberwolves Clips (@WolvesClips) March 15, 2022