While the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves are hovering around the .500 mark, they are coming off distinctively different performances in their previous games. The Knicks look to avoid falling under .500 again on Tuesday night when they host the Timberwolves, who look to reach the break-even point for the second time in 10 days. New York is at .500 (22-22) for the second time in three games.
The Timberwolves defeated the Warriors, 119-99. Karl-Anthony Towns led all scorers with 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, while Klay Thompson tallied 13 points, four rebounds and two assists for the Warriors in the losing effort. The Timberwolves improve to 21-22 on the season, while the Warriors fall to 31-12.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-99 victory over the worn-out Golden State Warriors, who played without star Steph Curry on Sunday night. Jaylen Nowell scored 17 points and Malik Beasley added in 16 on five second-half 3-pointers on an especially productive night for the reserves. The Timberwolves outscored a Warriors team wrapping up a four-game trip 40-19 in the last 16 minutes. Jordan Poole scored 20 points and Jon