Minnesota Timberwolves Hot in Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night.
Towns added seven assists and six blocked shots for the Timberwolves. The only other player in NBA history to have that many points, rebounds, assists and blocks in the same game was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, for the Los Angeles Lakers against Phoenix on Nov. 14, 1975. Abdul-Jabbar had 35 points, 19 rebounds, nine assists and eight blocks in that game.
Robert Covington scored 16 and Taj Gibson added 14 for Minnesota. The Wolves also got 13 apiece from Andrew Wiggins and Dario Saric, while Tyus Jones scored 12.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 21 points. Josh Richardson scored 17, Derrick Jones Jr. added 16 and Hassan Whiteside grabbed 13 rebounds for the Heat.
With the win the Timberwolves move to 17-19 on the season.
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