When the Minnesota Timberwolves hosted the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night, star center Karl-Anthony Towns knew he really had to step up in all facets of his game. Towns did exactly just that and led the Wolves to a 119-96 beatdown of the Kings with a game-high 30 points, 14 rebounds, a whopping five blocked shots, five assists, and one steal.
Immediately after the game, the Timberwolves center talked about his night when he was interviewed on Fox Sports North.
“To be able to come out here after a tough loss and be able to bring it all together, it just shows how we have the ability to come back and put a show on for the fans,” Towns said.
According to a tweet from senior writer Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Karl-Anthony Towns described the mentality that he had heading into the Timberwolves' contest against the Kings.
“I didn't come to play basketball. I came to be an assassin,” Towns said after the game.
Clearly, Towns played with a pretty big chip on his shoulder against the Kings and took it out on them via the scoreboard and stat sheet. But as explained in the tweet by Krawczynski, Karl-Anthony Towns said that this mentality had nothing to do with his social media spat involving Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid.