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Timberwolves take on slumping Suns

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns is a young, talented and proud player, but the Minnesota Timberwolves' star center's pride took a big hit when his Philadelphia 76ers counterpart, Joel Embiid, left Minneapolis on Tuesday with a near triple-double (28 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists) and a 118-112 Sixers' win.

Towns publicly shamed himself afterward, shouldering the blame for Embiid's monster game and his team's loss. Two nights later, Towns funneled that frustration into a 30-point, 14-rebound and a season-high five-block performance in Minnesota's 119-96 home win over the Sacramento Kings.

"I came to be an assassin tonight, not a basketball player," Towns said Thursday night. "I wanted to try to be as active as possible and just disrupt the game as much as possible as well."

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns20.4
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns11.8
Assists: Jeff Teague7.1
FG%: Taj Gibson53.6%
Steals: Jimmy Butler1.81
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.45
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.3 (18)
Rebounds: 41.0 (3)
Assists: 24.5 (27)
FG%: 48.0% (29)
FT%: 77.3% (22)
3P%: 36.4% (16)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 107.7 (9)
Rebounds: 42.4 (20)
Assists: 22.8 (13)
FG%: 47.2% (7)
FT%: 79.2% (7)
3P%: 35.8% (19)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Minnesota 17 12 .586 --
Denver 16 13 .552 1.0
Portland 15 13 .536 1.5
Oklahoma City 14 14 .500 2.5
Utah 14 15 .483 3.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/14/2017 Amile Jefferson Waived
10/14/2017 Melo Trimble Waived
10/11/2017 Andrew Wiggins Contract Extended Signed to multi-year extension
9/22/2017 Aaron Brooks Signed as Free Agent
9/19/2017 Melo Trimble Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
11/24/2017 Nemanja Bjelica Sprained left foot
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