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Karl-Anthony Towns had 19 points in the first quarter on his way to 37 for the game but the Thunder pulled away in a third quarter that featured plenty of frustration from the Wolves
Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns said officials allow a "speaking captain" to confer with them during games and he embraces that role. But "I'm just very passionate, very fiery," he said.
Coach Ryan Saunders said he lit up Andrew Wiggins after a first half in which he scored three points and had four turnovers.The Wolves lost their seventh straight game despite 40 points from Karl-Anthony Towns.
The Wolves rank in the bottom third of the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage, and that weakness has caught up with them at key times during games.
The teams have gone in totally opposite directions since the Wolves beat the Nuggets on the final day of the 2017-18 season to earn a playoff berth for the first time in 14 years.
It's not necessarily a bad thing to have a player a lot of teams want, and it's easy to see why teams covet Robert Covington. How is he dealing with the chatter?
Karl-Anthony Towns was officially back after a left knee sprain and illness caused him to miss 15 consecutive games. He finished with 27 points in his return but the Wolves lost 116-114.
Shabazz Napier and Allen Crabbe were together at two NBA stops.
By acquiring Allen Crabbe, it should give the Wolves, who are third in the NBA in three-point attempts, a better three-point shooter. And it won't be the only move Minnesota attempts to make before the Feb. 6 deadline.
Over the past few weeks, Andrew Wiggins, Treveon Graham, Shabazz Napier and Karl-Anthony Towns have missed time because of illness. Others have played through it.