Towns scores double-double taking Wolves to victory over Wizards 111-116

    14 de marzo de 2018

    Washington DC, Mar 13 (efe-epa).- Dominican-American center player Karl-Anthony Towns Tuesday made a double-double despite receiving a blow to the chin and led the Minnesota Timberwolves to a home win of 111-116 against the Washington Wizards.

    Towns scored 37 points, his best this season, and 10 rebounds as leader of the Timberwolves attack.

    He beat his previous best of 35 points that he scored on Feb. 13 in a 108-126 defeat against the Houston Rockets.

    Towns added his third consecutive double-double, his fourth so far this March and continues to lead the league in that section with 57 double-doubles surpassing the Detroit Pistons' center Andre Drummond who has 49.

    He played 41 minutes, scored 13 of 17 field shots, including 3 of 3 triples, and was perfect in his own with 8 of 8, and delivered three passes to score and showed no effects after being hit on the face with a minute to go in the second quarter.

    After taking the hit, Towns remained face down on the floor for a brief moment and then rolled onto his back as coach Tom Thibodeau checked on him.

    Towns then managed to stand up and walked to the bench holding his chin.

    Wolves' Serbian power forward Nemanja Bjelica scored 17 points and the Canadian small forward Andrew Wiggins scored another 16 for their team.

    Each headliner scored at least 10 points for the Timberwolves who are fresh from their victory over the Golden State Warriors.

    The Wizards were led by the attack of power forward Markieff Morris, who had 27 points; shooting guard Bradley Beal scored 19 while the Czech small forward Tomas Satoransky scored 15 points.