— NBA (@NBA) January 8, 2017
Karl-Anthony Towns went airborne on Saturday night, to throw down a putback slam over the Utah Jazz.
With the Minnesota Timberwolves holding a 84-79 lead with around 6 minutes to go in the 4th quarter, Towns tried to give his team a boost down the stretch. After a Zach LaVine missed field goal, the 7-foot centre came flying through the lane to deliver a tomahawk putback slam; giving the Timberwolves a 7-point lead.
Minnesota was able to go up by as much as 13 points, but the Jazz ultimately rallied back and handed the young Timberwolves a disappointing 94-92 loss.
— Bryce Towne (@the_BT3) January 8, 2017
Towns struggled shooting the ball against the Jazz, finishing with 18 points on 5-13 FG. He did provide a lot of hustle for the Timberwolves, most notably on the glass, finishing with a game-high 15 rebounds. It wasn’t enough for the inexperienced Timberwolves, who continue to give up leads on a nightly basis.
The loss slides them down to an 11-26 record, giving them the last seed in the Western Conference. They’ll try to fulfill their potential when they take on the second worst team in the league in the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 9, at 8:00 p.m. EST.
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