Karl-Anthony Towns' career night was ruined by the New York Knicks

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been the most underwhelming team of the 2016/17 season so far. Much was expected of the young Wolves following the arrival of head coach Tom Thibodeau but they have flattered to deceived, currently sitting on a 5-13 record. 

Their performances have been a series of Jekyll and Hyde games; flying out the blocks with the sort of confident, exciting basketball we expected before crashing down to earth in the second half with a string of disastrous displays.

Last night's game with the New York Knicks followed a comparable narrative as the Wolves showed the good and bad aspects of their game. 

Karl-Anthony Towns had a career night, dropping 47 points and pulling down 18 rebounds, but it was in vain as the Timberwolves fell 106-104. 

Having dropped to a big deficit, Minnesota went on a 22-6 run - inspired by Towns - but failed to continue the momentum in the clutch as Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony secured victory for the Eastern Conference franchise. 

The Latvian had a big second chance dunk as he cleaned up a Brandon Jennings miss and slammed the ball home before Melo won the game with two incredibly clutch plays. 

First, he hit a go-ahead jump shot over Andrew Wiggins in isolation - leaving two seconds on the clock for Minnesota to respond - before tipping Zach LaVine's attempted inbound pass and seeing the clock run down. 

For Towns, it's a night he will remember, but it has been soured somewhat by defeat. The Wolves have problems, and their breakout season is not going to plan.

Minnesota Timberwolves
Northwest Division
Western Conference
New York Knicks
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Eastern Conference
Karl-Anthony Towns
Kristaps Porzingis
Carmelo Anthony

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