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Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns limps off court with knee injury

KArl-Anthony Towns, Bobby Portis, Jeff Green

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, left, is double-teamed by Washington Wizards’ Bobby Portis, center, and Jeff Green in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Karl-Anthony Towns has been on a tear of late. Since the All-Star Game, he has averaged 35.1 points per game with a 70.1 true shooting percentage, plus he’s pulling down 14.3 rebounds a night. He has stepped up and made the Timberwolves his team in the wake of Jimmy Butler’s ugly exit.

Which is why this is so scary: Towns injured his knee with 8 seconds left in Minnesota’s eventual overtime win against Washington Saturday night.

Towns quickly went to the locker room and did not see the overtime period. There is not much information right now.

“He’s just had initial evaluations, but he was walking around so there’s really no info at the moment,” interim coach Ryan Saunders said, according to the Associated Press.

Towns had 40 points in the game.

Minnesota is not making the playoffs this season, there is no reason to rush Towns back even if this turns out to be minor (*knocks on wood*). We will update the situation as we get more information.