The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Damian Lillard-less Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday and will be looking to earn a pivotal win. Minnesota suffered their second defeat in a row after a tough loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday with Karl-Anthony Towns ending up on the injury report soon after with a non-COVID illness and a right calf strain.
With the loss to the Lakers, the Timberwolves dropped to the No. 9 seed and now have a must-win against the Blazers to maintain their play-in ambitions. And so, the question for the Timberwolves’ Sunday game is this: Is Karl-Anthony Towns playing vs. the Blazers?
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Karl-Anthony Towns injury status vs. Blazers
As things currently stand, there is a chance Towns plays against the Blazers. As per the official NBA injury report, he remains questionable to play. However, it should be noted that he was questionable to play against the Lakers on Friday as well and ended up playing 36 minutes and scoring 23 points during the defeat. Barring any further injury aggravations from that game, it’s very possible Towns features on the floor again. While the Timberwolves will fancy their chances against a Lillard-less Blazers team who have lost their last five without him, they will always prefer their chances with Towns on the court.
So, to answer our initial question: Is Karl-Anthony Towns playing vs. the Blazers? It’s pretty likely but at the same time, don’t be surprised if he doesn’t feature either. For now, stay tuned for more updates.
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