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Towns Joins Elite Company
After hitting a 3-pointer in the first quarter on Saturday against the Clippers, Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns hit the 8,000-point mark for his career.
In doing so, he became the ninth-youngest player in NBA history to reach the 8,000-point plateau.
Those faster than Towns are LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Shaquille O’Neal, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Dwight Howard.
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Certainly not bad company.
Towns would have hit the mark even faster had he not missed 15 games earlier this season due to a knee injury.
In his fifth season, Towns is averaging a career-high 27 points and 4.2 assists per game. His 60.2 effective field goal percentage is also a career high.