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Karl-Anthony Towns dedicates career performance to late mother

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns dropped a career-high 60 points in a win vs. the San Antonio Spurs Monday night, the most points by an NBA player in a single game this season.

The Minnesota Timberwolves center connected on 19-of-30 shot attempts, including 7-of-11 three-pointers and 15-of-16 free throws.

Towns dedicated the performance to his late mother, Jackie, who passed away on April 13, 2020. He posted the following to social media Tuesday.

Yesterday was two years to the date that my parents walked into the ER at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ and were admitted with COVID-19. The same hospital that my mother gave me life, and tragically, the same hospital where I saw her life begin to slip away.

Two years later, I walked into AT&T Center with the greatest guardian angel that I could ever ask for and dropped 60 against the winningest coach of all time.

I say this to say…no matter what life throws at you, you can come out of it stronger. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. Miss you Momma. This game….my life…is for you.

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