Davis failed to finish the game, heading to the locker room twice, due to a knee contusion. Adding insult to injury, this use of brute force by Karl-Anthony Towns put Davis to shame, no thanks to the former's “too small” gesture after the bucket.
Karl-Anthony Towns bullies Anthony Davis in the post and hits him with the 'too small' gesture 😤pic.twitter.com/xJxBZiPRgH
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 18, 2021
Towns' bullying of Davis at the post and his subsequent savage act pretty much tells the story of the game for the Timberwolves star. Towns scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting from the field and two 3-pointers. He also grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out four assists, and blocked three shots. KAT was utterly dominant against the Lakers.
As for Davis, one can't help but feel bad for the Lakers big man. He rolled his ankle early in the game, then powered through it only to have Jaden McDaniels crash into his knee to end his night. To make matters worse, Davis, while on his way to the locker room, stumbled to the floor and held on to his knee.
The win over the Lakers gave the Timberwolves their third-consecutive victory. Minnesota has been a streaky team thus far, and their fans can only hope their team has finally turned a corner. Towns and his crew get a day off before taking on the Dallas Mavericks' challenge this Sunday.