Karl-Anthony Towns returns from an 18-game absence to lead the Timberwolves to a crucial win over the Hawks, making a significant impact in his comeback.

By the Numbers
  • Towns finished the game with 11 points, five rebounds, and eight assists.
  • During the 18 games without Towns, the Wolves had an average offense of 115.3 points per 100 possessions and a strong defense of 108.6 per 100 possessions.
Yes, But

The return of Karl-Anthony Towns might impact Naz Reid's playing time, who had been performing exceptionally well in Towns' absence.

State of Play
  • With Towns back, the Timberwolves are in a three-way tie for first place in the Western Conference with the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Sunday's game against the Phoenix Suns will determine the top seed in the West for the Timberwolves.
What's Next

The return of Towns enhances the offensive potential of the Timberwolves heading into the playoffs.

Bottom Line

Karl-Anthony Towns' return after 18 games brings a positive outlook for the Timberwolves as they aim for playoff success, bolstering their chances with his offensive contributions.