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NEW YORK -- For the first time in his brief career, Karl-Anthony Towns produced consecutive 30-point games. Ua Scorpio Chrome .The productive numbers mean little for Towns because the Minnesota Timberwolves have been unable to get wins.Towns and the Timberwolves (1-4) will look to turn things around Tuesday night when they visit the Brooklyn Nets (2-4).Towns has six career games with 30 points since entering the league as the top overall pick in 2015, but Minnesota lost four of those contests.In those games, Towns shot 64 percent. The problem is, the Timberwolves were outscored by 34 points, and the rest of the team made 41 percent of its shots.On Thursday, Towns scored 32 points but the Timberwolves squandered a 15-point deficit by getting outscored by 19 in the third quarter of a 102-99 home loss to the Denver Nuggets.During a 112-92 loss at Oklahoma City on Saturday, Towns scored 33, but the Timberwolves gave up an 18-1 run to begin the second half and shot 39 percent. Towns had 25 points by halftime, but Minnesota trailed by six after allowing an 18-11 run to end the half.Its the least of my worries, Towns said of his high point totals. Thats the least thing I care about. None of those stats matter without us getting the win. Its frustrating because we didnt get the win. Id rather finish with zero points and one rebound and get a W than what I had tonight.For Minnesota, at times the problem has been ball movement. With Ricky Rubio (elbow) sidelined, the point guard responsibilities have gone to rookie Kris Dunn and second-year man Tyus Jones, who have combined on 17 assists in the past two defeats.In the third quarter of those games, Minnesota shot 11 of 40 and missed 10 of 11 3-point attempts.You have to make plays, Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. You have to move the ball side to side. When we did that, we got good looks.Its everyone. You need five people moving the ball, know when to shoot, when to pass. Its an important part of winning.The Nets can relate to having a young point guard, especially since Tuesday is their second game since losing Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) for at least two weeks.Besides Lin, Brooklyn has been without veterans Randy Foye (strained right hamstring) and Greivis Vasquez (sprained right ankle). Foye has yet to play this season, while Vasquez has missed the past three games.With their experienced options at point guard sidelined, Brooklyn turned to Isaiah Whitehead. The rookie made his first start Friday when the Nets squandered a pair of 13-point leads in the first half and were handed a 99-95 loss by the Charlotte Hornets.Whitehead played 23 minutes, and Sean Kilpatrick spent some of his 32 1/2 minutes at the point. Kilpatrick scored 19 points but was 5 of 15, and Brook Lopez cooled off after a quick start to finish with 18 points.I just think of the guys that are out there, and I want our offense to run well, whoever is in there, Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. Its just for some reason we just didnt have any rhythm.Part of the rhythm was not figuring out options for Lopez, who faced constant double teams in the second half. It is likely he might face more of that type of defense while Lin recovers.They were just coming from the baseline trying to double, Lopez said. They did a good job of pressuring us a lot, denied us, got us out of our motion and made us try different things. If that continues to happen, its something well address, for sure.Minnesota has won 10 of the last 14 meetings with the Nets. Towns had 24 and 10 rebounds during a 100-85 win at Brooklyn last Dec. 20 and finished with 28 points as the Wolves shot 66.8 percent during a 132-118 home win on March 5. Mens Under Armour Scorpio Running Shoes. And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. Under Armour Curry One Low ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:- MOSCOW -- Russias top Olympic official expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next months games in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of state-sponsored doping.- LONDON -- The investigation report exposing the Russian states complicity in doping cover-ups raises fresh questions about the countrys suitability to host the 2018 World Cup.- One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning or Cam Newton behind center. Yet six clubs have major questions about their QB situation.- The Big 12 presidents have told Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to start evaluating candidates, and the good news for him is the league office should already have a stack of files on schools clamoring for a spot in the Power Five.- DALLAS -- The Big 12 is loaded again with good quarterbacks, including Baker Mayfield back with Oklahoma as the overwhelming favorite to win another league title.- DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk has already come back from one ruptured Achilles tendon. Now hhes doing it again -- and faster than before. Phenom Proto Training Shoes. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss two more races as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms and retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will replace him at Indianapolis and Pocono.- At the Rio Olympics, the best of the best will get silver medals. Its true -- even the gold medals at an Olympics are mostly composed of silver, and the biggest prizes at these Rio Games will be no different.- LAS VEGAS -- While Mike Krzyzewski readies the Americans for Rio, Gregg Popovich is getting an early start on his own Olympic preparations.- BOSTON -- All-Star Drew Pomeranz gets his first start with the Red Sox when Boston hosts San Francisco. The left-hander was acquired last week from San Diego for prized pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. Game starts 7:10 p.m.- SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez makes his first start since May 27 when the Seattle Mariners close out a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Game starts 3:40 p.m.- FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland -- Ilnur Zakarin won the first Alpine stage of the Tour de France after using a late attack in the final climb.Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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