Karl-Anthony Towns showcased his prowess with a stellar performance, contributing 32 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-4) to a commanding 101-90 win over the Utah Jazz (6-13) on Thursday night.
Despite missing leading scorer Anthony Edwards due to a right hip pointer, the Timberwolves demonstrated resilience and teamwork to secure the victory.
The Timberwolves’ triumph propels them into a tie with the Boston Celtics for the best record in the league at 14-4, highlighting their strong start to the season.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker stepped up with a season-high 20 points, making a significant impact in Edwards’ absence.
Acquired in a trade with Utah last season, Alexander-Walker seized the opportunity to showcase his skills against his former team, making valuable contributions on both ends of the court.
Rudy Gobert played a key role for Minnesota with 15 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks.
Simone Fontecchio led the Jazz with 16 points and five assists. Ochai Agbaji added 13 points and six rebounds for the Jazz, who suffered their second consecutive loss.
The third quarter proved decisive, with Minnesota outscoring Utah 35-19, establishing control and securing the well-deserved victory.