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The Straits Times|January 25, 2022
Timberwolves centre shines late on but says his teammates can also carry the load

MINNEAPOLIS Long considered one of the worst franchises in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, the Minnesota Timberwolves have made the play-offs just once in the past 17 seasons.

They have not yet shed their tag as perennial also-rans but this term, the team have managed to work their way into post-season contention.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Timberwolves pulled away down the stretch for a 136-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, one of the favourites for the NBA championship, in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Minnesota (23-23) are now seventh in the Western Conference and occupy one of the four slots for the play-in tournament that will determine the final two play-off seedings.

But Towns, Minnesota’s leading scorer and rebounder, sees no reason why the Timberwolves cannot push further.

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