D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle & Karl-Anthony Towns Shine In Kobe Farewell Game
Poor Kevin Martin. He scored a game-high 37 points in an OT win against the Lakers and nobody gave a damn. The two big stories out of Wednesday’s game was saying farewell to superstars Kobe & KG and saying hello to future stars D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Russell scored a career-high 23 points including 9 of the last 11 in regulation and hit the shot to put the game into OT. Randle had one of his best double doubles of the season with 20 and 12. As for the Wolves #1 pick, Towns had another impressive double double with 26 points (11-19 fg), 14 rebounds and 3 blocks.
“It’s amazing to see the league, see how it’s going and how much young talent is present,” Towns said. “It’s a great thing to see we’re taking up from the people that have come before us and trying to play at a high level.”
Andrew Wiggins had a decent night with 19 points but failed to grab a rebound in 36 minutes and Zach LaVine struggled in his limited PT with just 4 points.