Karl Anthony Towns had the best night of his young career on Wednesday night, torching the Atlanta Hawks to the tune of 56 points.
He also set a new Timberwolves franchise record for points in a single game in the process.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 5??6?? points vs the Hawks tonight, a career-high and Timberwolves franchise record.
Turns out Ben Simmons was right. pic.twitter.com/qdR5NCInZr
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 29, 2018
In total Towns had 56 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and one block on 19-for-32 shooting from the field and 6-for-8 shooting from three-point range in the Wolves 126-114 win.
To add a little humor to the situation, the night before Ben Simmons asked Towns to stay up longer to play video games and when Simmons asked Towns who he played the next day and Towns said the Hawks, Simmons said “Yeah you still have plenty of time”…
Ben Simmons: “you got time, who do you play tomorrow?”
Karl-Anthony Towns: “The Hawks”
Simmons: “yeah, you got PLENTY of time” ? pic.twitter.com/fKL0noqniM
— Athlete Tweets™ (@AthleteTweetsO) March 28, 2018
Towns is having an All-NBA caliber season once again and may get the nod this season considering his team is currently the No. 7 seed in the west.
He is averaging 21.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and shooting 54% from the field 43% from three and 85% from the line, incredible numbers for a big man.
This tweet explains just how special of an offensive talent Towns is…
Player A: .545 FG% | .438 3FG% (116-265) | .853 FT%
Player B: .502 FG% | .431 3FG% (94-218) | .887 FT%
Player A: Karl-Anthony Towns this season
Player B: Steve Nash, his first MVP season
— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) March 29, 2018
Towns may have some hardware by the time his NBA career is done.