Towns Becomes 2nd-Youngest Player with 20-10-5 Game

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffNovember 19, 2015

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns talks with a teammate during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Minneapolis, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. The Grizzlies won 114-106. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
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Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks in Wednesday's 104-101 overtime loss to the Orlando Magic, becoming the second-youngest player in the last 30 years to record 20 or more points, 10 or more rebounds and five or more blocks in a single game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Unsurprisingly, the youngest player to accomplish the feat was New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, who had his first of 16 such performances at the age of 19 years and 243 days, putting up 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks against the Charlotte Bobcats in just the third appearance of his career, per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

Towns, the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, hit the 20-10-5 mark in his 12th career appearance, at the age of 20 years and three days.

He is now averaging 15.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 0.9 assists and 0.5 steals over 29.6 minutes per game, making him the clear favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year honors, even with other members of the 2015-16 rookie class also off to strong starts.


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