Karl-Anthony Towns recorded the highest individual score in the NBA this season for the Minnesota Timberwolves as they overcame the San Antonio Spurs 149-139.
Towns scored 60 points in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 149-139 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
The 26-year-old also set a franchise record with his display, which kept the Timberwolves in the play-offs mix.
Minnesota coach Chris Finch said: “People see how incredibly talented ‘KAT’ is and what he’s able to do.
“None of this happens without my team-mates.”
The win leaves Minnesota 1.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets for sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings.
Towns’ scoring outburst came on an evening of big scores around the league.
Two-time MVP Steph Curry scored 47 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 126-112 win over the Washington Wizards, while Trae Young finished with 46 points in the Atlanta Hawks’ 122-113 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.