Five to remember

Five games that were highlights of Karl-Anthony Towns’ first pro season, which got him NBA Rookie of the Year honors:

 

Game 2, Oct. 30: Wolves 95, Denver 78

Comment: Towns had 28 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks as the Wolves opened their season with a second straight road victory.

 

Game 6, Nov. 9: Wolves 117, Atlanta 107

Comment: The Wolves blew a 34-point third-quarter lead, and trailed with under four minutes left. Towns had three late blocks and finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds.

 

Game 52, Feb. 6: Wolves 112, Chicago 105

Comment: Another tremendous all-around game — 26 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks — as Wolves won at home.

 

Game 54, Feb. 10: Wolves 117, Toronto 112

Comment: Towns posted his season-high with 35 points and added 11 rebounds and three blocks before home Target Center crowd.

 

Game 80, April 9: Wolves 106, Portland 105

Comment: Scored the winning field goal with 2 seconds left after Portland took the lead on a four-point play; finished with 27 points and nine rebounds.

Jerry Zgoda