The American dominican pivot Karl Anthony Towns maintains his constancy in the field of play and returned to punish the opponent with another double-double to reach 10 consecutive.
Towns reached his double-double 38 in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ defeat of visitors by 108-102 against the Orlando Magic by contributing 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The Dominican American, who leads the league in that statistical section, reached 10 consecutive double-double games, including the nine that his team has played so far this January.
For Towns is the most extensive streak that has in that section so far in competition, after he added six from November 20 to 29, his best previous record in the current championship.
His current streak started on December 31 in the Timberwolves’ 107-90 triumph over the Indiana Pacers.
This time he played 40 minutes scored 6 of 13 field goals, including 1 of 1 triples and 2 of 2 from the line of personnel, and delivered an assist.
Also in the loss, his compatriot Al Horford pivot approached the double-double for the Boston Celtics who were outclassed in overtime 113-116 by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Horford approached the double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds in 38 minutes, made 5 of 9 field goals, including 4 of 5 triples, managed nine rebounds and delivered six assists.
On the opposite track, Puerto Rican baseman Shabazz Napier scored 11 points for the Portland Trail Blazers, who stopped a three-game losing streak by winning 118-111 over the Phoenix Suns.
Napier scored 11 goals in 20 minutes of action as reserve by scoring 5 of 9 field goals, including 1 of 1 3-pointers, had three rebounds and delivered six assists.
His compatriot, the forward Maurice Harkless, who also went out of reserve, was without production in four minutes of play.
In the fourth quarter Harkless and the Spanish escort Devin Booker of the Suns, exchanged words, but only remained in a discussion. Both received technical faults. efe