Greater than half of these factors got here within the third quarter when Cities scored 32 factors. Solely three gamers within the final 25 years have managed to attain extra factors in a single quarter.
Cities, 26, made seven of 11 three-point makes an attempt and 15 of 16 free throws throughout his offensive onslaught, whereas additionally including 17 rebounds. He is additionally the primary heart to attain 60 factors in a sport since Shaquille O’Neal did so in 2000.
Minnesota wanted the win because it tries to climb into one of many high six spots within the Western Convention to keep away from the Play-In Event. For now, the Timberwolves are nonetheless seventh and improved to 40-30 with the victory.