Karl-Anthony Towns scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, propelling the Minnesota Timberwolves (34-14) to a commanding 121-87 win over the short-handed Dallas Mavericks (26-22).

The Wolves, led by Towns, took control early and secured the victory against a Mavericks team missing stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

The Wolves, paced by Rudy Gobert’s 17 points and Naz Reid’s 12 points, exhibited a potent offensive performance. Anthony Edwards had a quiet nine points, but the Minnesota’s depth secured the win.

The Mavericks struggled to find their rhythm. Josh Green led the Mavericks with 18 points, and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 14, but the team shot a mere 6 for 29 from 3-point range, facing the NBA’s best scoring defense.

This loss marked the third defeat in the three games Doncic and Irving sat out together this season. Additionally, injuries to rookie Dereck Lively II, Dante Exum, and Derrick Jones Jr. further depleted the Mavericks’ lineup.