Karl-Anthony Towns’ three-point play saves the Timberwolves against the Knicks

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Antigoni Zachari

19/Jan/22 10:33

Eurohoops.net

Karl-Anthony Towns converted a three-point play to lead the Timberwolves past the Knicks

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Karl-Anthony Towns converted a three-point play in the final 29 seconds of the game to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 112-110 victory on the road against the New York Knicks for the team’s second straight.

Towns received a call after hitting the go-ahead basket and converted the free throw to save the day for the Timberwolves, while he left the court with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Anthony Edwards led all Minnesota scorers with 21 points.

On the other end, Evan Fournier’s game-high 27-point performance was not enough for the Knicks, which suffered their second consecutive defeat. Julius Randle followed with nearly triple-double figures (21 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists), Kemba Walker posted 19 points and RJ Barrett had 17.

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry lifted the Golden State Warriors to a 102-86 win against the Detroit Pistons at home, to bounce back after their defeat to Timberwolves two days ago.

Thompson scored a new season-high with 21 points for the Warriors and Curry followed with 18 points and 8 assists. Golden State got ahead with a 66-38 lead at halftime and never looked back since, to cruise to a comfortable victory. Andrew Wiggins added 19 points for the hosts, while Nemanja Bjelica contributed 8 points and 7 rebounds in 18 minutes from the bench.

Rodney McGruder had 19 points to lead the Pistons, Hamidou Diallo added a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds and Isaiah Stewart also had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

NBA January 18 results:

New York Knicks – Minnesota Timberwolves 110-112
Golden State Warriors – Detroit Pistons 102-86

NBA Standings:

Eastern Conference
TEAM W L WIN% GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD OT LAST 10 STREAK
27 15 .643 18-9 5-2 15-6 12-9 0-0 5-5 L 4
28 16 .636 19-8 8-1 14-5 14-11 0-2 7-3 W 1
27 16 .628 0.5 19-9 6-1 12-11 15-5 2-0 4-6 L 1
27 18 .600 1.5 15-9 4-1 12-9 15-9 0-0 7-3 W 5
27 19 .587 2 18-15 6-2 14-8 13-11 0-2 4-6 L 2
25 18 .581 2.5 16-12 4-6 9-9 16-9 1-1 8-2 L 1
24 20 .545 4 16-10 5-4 12-6 12-14 0-4 7-3 W 1
23 21 .523 5 16-13 6-5 13-8 10-13 3-0 6-4 W 1
21 20 .512 5.5 13-13 5-5 12-11 9-9 0-1 7-3 L 1
23 22 .511 5.5 16-12 5-6 15-8 8-14 4-2 7-3 W 2

11. New York Knicks

22 23 .489 6.5 14-18 4-6 11-13 11-10 1-0 5-5 L 2
18 25 .419 9.5 11-15 4-5 9-11 9-14 0-0 3-7 W 1
15 29 .341 13 8-22 2-7 12-12 3-17 1-3 1-9 L 4

14. Detroit Pistons

10 33 .233 17.5 7-19 2-7 7-14 3-19 1-1 5-5 L 2
8 37 .178 20.5 5-27 2-10 2-16 6-21 0-1 1-9 L 2
Western Conference
TEAM W L WIN% GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD OT LAST 10 STREAK
34 9 .791 21-7 5-4 17-5 17-4 1-0 8-2 W 4

2. Golden State Warriors

32 12 .727 2.5 16-8 7-1 19-3 13-9 0-1 5-5 W 1
31 15 .674 4.5 23-10 4-3 17-9 14-6 2-0 9-1 W 1

4. Utah Jazz

29 15 .659 5.5 19-5 10-0 14-8 15-7 0-0 4-6 L 1
25 19 .568 9.5 20-10 9-2 13-8 12-11 1-1 9-1 W 3
22 20 .524 11.5 15-13 4-6 11-8 11-12 1-0 6-4 L 1

7. Minnesota Timberwolves

22 22 .500 12.5 16-15 4-4 12-10 10-12 1-1 6-4 W 2
22 22 .500 12.5 13-16 2-6 15-11 7-11 5-1 6-4 W 1

9. LA Clippers

22 23 .489 13 13-19 3-5 15-12 7-11 0-1 4-6 W 1
18 25 .419 16 8-19 1-5 14-11 4-14 0-1 5-5 W 2
18 28 .391 17.5 13-20 5-6 12-15 6-13 1-0 3-7 L 1
16 28 .364 18.5 9-17 1-5 8-13 8-15 0-3 2-8 L 1
16 28 .364 18.5 11-16 2-4 10-11 6-17 1-1 4-6 L 2
14 29 .326 20 10-20 1-5 8-14 6-15 0-0 2-8 L 2
13 32 .289 22 6-18 2-4 7-13 6-19 1-0 3-7 W 1

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