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Towns held out vs. Knicks for 'precaution' after right knee injury

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Mar 11, 2019 7:15 AM ET

Karl-Anthony Towns will miss Sunday's game vs. New York.

After exiting Saturday's game in Washington with a non-contact right knee injury, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was held out of Sunday's 103-92 victory over the New York Knicks.

Per @TimberwolvesPR:

Karl-Anthony Towns will be held out of tonight's game as a precaution due to right knee inflammation. 

Towns joins Andrew Wiggins (left quad contusion), Luol Deng (sore left achilles) and Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) on the team's inactive list.

Wiggins' absence -- his second straight missed game -- meant Sunday marked the first game the Wolves had played without either Towns or Wiggins since April 16, 2014. 

Prior to the injury, Towns had posted 40 points and 16 rebounds in what ended up a 135-130 overtime victory vs. the Wizards. On the season, Towns is averaging 24.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 blocks in 33.2 minutes per game, shooting a career-best 40.5 percent on a career-high 4.8 3-point attempts. He earned his second All-Star appearance in February.

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The Wolves beat the Knicks on Sunday as Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins rested.

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