Karl-Anthony Towns says game vs. Nuggets will be his ‘biggest moment’
It all comes down to Wednesday night for the final postseason spot in a wild Western Conference playoff race: two dangerous teams in the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets will duke it out in the Mile High City to determine who plays on and who goes home for the summer.
With both teams having an identical 46-35 record heading into the final day of the season, Timberwolves star center Karl-Anthony Towns is just one win away from finally getting Minnesota back to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
“It would be obviously the biggest moment of my career,” Towns said, via an article written by Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press. “I’ve always wanted to be in the playoffs, always wanted to play playoff basketball.”
Towns is just scratching the surface with what he is capable of, but this final game of the regular season is where all of his focus lies.
“I want to be the best,” Towns said. “If I put my heart and my soul into it with any effort inside of me, I want to be the best at it, so I don’t like losing. I understood the situation when I got drafted here and I want to be part of the fix, not the problem. So I wanted to make sure I did everything in my power to find ways to win.”
For the 22-year-old center, Towns pledges to put the Timberwolves back on the map and make some noise in the playoffs.
“This franchise has given me the start to my career. It’s given me the life that I’ve always wanted to live. I’m forever grateful to this franchise,” Towns said. “So yeah, I take those things very personally, and (Wednesday) is a game that’s bigger than just how I feel. It’s bigger than all of us. We have to go out there and win, not just for ourselves, not for this coaching staff, not for this organization, but for everyone in the state of Minnesota — they deserve this moment.”
In 81 starts this 2017-18 season heading into Wednesday night’s showdown with the Nuggets, Towns is currently averaging 21.2 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 blocked shots per game.