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LOOK: NBA stars mourn death of Karl-Anthony Towns' mother

Apr 14, 2020 - 2:52 PM

Steph Curry, Dwyane Wade, and other NBA stars send out their love to Karl-Anthony Towns who lost his mother to COVID-19

Karl-Anthony Towns' mother dies of coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 8:44 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns' mom Jacqueline succumbs to the battle against coronavirus

TRAGIC. Karl-Anthony Towns hugs his parents, Karl and Jackie, after winning a game against the Denver Nuggets. Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Getty Images North America

‘Understand the severity’: Wolves’ Towns reveals mom in coma

Mar 25, 2020 - 2:25 PM

In an emotional Instagram video, Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother has been in a coma after contracting coronavirus

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid, Towns hit with two-game bans for altercation

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:16 AM

A day after figuring in a dustup, All-Star players Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns get slapped with two-game suspensions

HEATED. Sixers' Joel Embiid and Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns have a history of talking trash on and off the court. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid, Towns ejected as Sixers win fourth straight

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:15 AM

After exchanging words, league stars Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns wrestle each other to the ground

MELEE. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns figure in a fight as Timberwolves coach Brett Brown and Sixers' Ben Simmons break them apart along with Timberwolves' Jeff Teague and Robert Covington. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves stun Warriors in controversial OT finish

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns buries the game-winning free throw with 0.5 seconds left in overtime

CLINCHER. Karl-Anthony Towns makes up for a poor shooting night. Photo from Minnesota Timberwolves Twitter

Towns hurt as Timberwolves nip Wizards in OT

Mar 10, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns erupts for 40 points and 16 rebounds but hobbles out late in regulation

GRITTY. Minnesota loses Karl-Anthony Towns late in regulation, but the Timberwolves still pull through. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Steph Curry knocks in a spectacular three and Karl-Anthony Towns flashes a pair of showboat dunks

SLICK. Steph Curry and the Warriors just won’t give their opponents a break. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Towns says he's lucky to be alive after car crash

Feb 26, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'The accident could have went – I'd say I had a 5% chance of making it out alive,' says Towns

LUCKY. Karl-Anthony Towns falls in the 1% that would sustain minor injuries from the car crash he was in.  File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Karl-Anthony Towns recovering after car smash

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves star misses a game for the first time in his NBA career after suffering a possible concussion in a car crash

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to a call in the second half against the New York Knicks during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 23, 2018 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP  Abbie Parr / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 10, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis come up with big blocks as the big men turn up to dominate the highlight reel

BIG PLAY. Joel Embiid proves clutch yet again for the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 01, 2019 - 8:33 AM

Watch Karl Anthony Towns and Maurice Harkless throw down some mean dunks

HEADLINE. Karl Anthony Towns scores 16 points while flashing some highlight-worthy moves. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Towns hits buzzer-beater, lifts Wolves past Grizzlies in OT

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Saddled by early foul trouble, Karl-Anthony Towns finds himself in the right place at the right time in the dying seconds

CLUTCH. Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves deal the Grizzlies another heartbreaker. Photo from Minnesota Timberwolves Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Jan 26, 2019 - 12:13 PM

Steph Curry spices up his scoring show with some slick moves and Karl-Anthony Towns throws down a monster dunk

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves whip Lakers by 22, but still fire coach Thibodeau

Jan 07, 2019 - 9:38 AM

In an unexpected development, Minnesota fires head coach Tom Thibodeau just minutes after the Timberwolves' huge win over the Lakers

SACKED. After a reportedly long evaluation process, Minnesota fires coach Tom Thibodeau due to the team’s poor start and the Jimmy Butler fiasco. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Mavs silence Thunder, Towns shines for Timberwolves

Dec 31, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns records a sensational stat line of 34 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 6 blocks

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves post up Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Towns scores 56 points as Timberwolves inch toward playoff spot

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Towns's 56 points eclipses the club scoring record of 52 held by Mo Williams

MAGIC 50. Karl Anthony Towns is the 10th player to score 50 in a game this season which matches the NBA record for most players to score 50 in a single season. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Towns, Porzingis added to all-star game

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Golden State is the first team to have a record-tying 4 all-stars in consecutive years.

ALL-STAR DEBUT. Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis will debut in the NBA All-Star game as reserves. Photos by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP (Porzingis) and Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP (Towns)

Jimmy Butler shines as Wolves send Thunder to third straight loss

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Paul George is the only other Thunder player in double figures with 13 points as Oklahoma City has lost 5 of their last 7 games

THUNDER SILENCED. Jimmy Butler finished with 26 points and 8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 18 points and 12 assists in the Timberwolves’ win. File photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

Suns burn Raptors, Timberwolves rally past Nuggets

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Suns are riding a modest two game win streak while the Timberwolves improve to 16 28 on the season and have won 5 of their past 7 games

40-POINT EXPLOSION. Eric Bledsoe gives the Phoenix Suns their second straight win with a big 40-point game in another victory over the Toronto Raptors. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA keeps Christmas 2016 jerseys simple but classy

Dec 26, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Which team had the best jerseys for Christmas 2016?

Stephen Curry (L) and LeBron James (R) of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, respectively. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns posterizes Valanciunas with violent dunk

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Jonas Valanciunas makes a valiant defensive effort and gets put on a poster for his troubles

Karl Anthony Towns showed no mercy to Jonas Valanciunas at the rim. Screenshot from Youtube

Knicks withstand career night from Towns to down Timberwolves

Dec 01, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Carmelo Anthony comes up clutch leading the Knicks to a W

Towns, Porzingis unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie Team

May 20, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Rookie of the Year Karl Anthony Towns and Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis headline this year s All Rookie First Team

TOP ROOKIE. Karl-Anthony Towns was one of 6 players to start every game during the regular season, averaging 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

NBA Season Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

Oct 12, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Here are reasons to jump on the T Wolves bandwagon right now

Ricky Rubio announces upcoming visit to Philippines

Aug 07, 2015 - 11:33 PM

The Minnesota point guard is also going to visit Dubai this month

Minnesota picks Towns 1st, Russell goes 2nd to Lakers in NBA draft

Jun 26, 2015 - 10:22 AM

Okafor falls to the 76ers the Heat steals Winslow two Europeans go in the top 5 and more

T-Wolves mull between Towns and Okafor with top draft pick

Jun 24, 2015 - 4:28 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves could become the first NBA club to have three consecutive number one selections playing together in one season

TOUGH PICK. Karl-Anthony Towns (L) averaged 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots a game last season for Kentucky, while Duke's Jahlil Okafor (R) averaged 17.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots a game for the Blue Devils last season. File photos by Getty Images/AFP

Winners and losers of the NBA Draft Lottery

May 21, 2015 - 1:50 PM

A season of hoping and in some cases tanking came down to one lottery drawing as teams hoped to get in position to land a prized rookie

LOTTERY PRIZE. Jahlil Okafor of the NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils is one of the top two prizes that NBA lottery teams were hoping to land. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

NCAA: Wisconsin ends Kentucky's bid for undefeated season

Apr 05, 2015 - 3:08 PM

The Wisconsin Badgers handed the Kentucky Wildcats their first loss of the season to set up an NCAA Championship match with Duke

UPSET CITY. A 15-4 run over the last four and a half minutes earned Wisconsin the upset victory over Kentucky.Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP