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“These losses fall on my shoulders. This is no one else’s fault – none of the coaching staff, none of my teammates. It’s my fault,” Towns said. “I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault but myself, and it’s something that I’ve got to fix. It’s something that, so far in the season, has been me. I’ve got to change. I’ve got to change for the better for us. I guess it’s back to the drawing board tomorrow.” Or later that night. Towns posted two Snapchats after the game. The first came at 10:47 p.m., with a picture of a basketball court. The second Snap, featuring the same court, was at 1:17 a.m. The second Snap featured the text, “no excuses.”
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Porzingis had 29 points and eight rebounds and Towns had 47 points and 18 boards, but Anthony hit the winning jumper with 2.3 seconds left, lifting the New York Knicks to a 106-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. “I mean the sky’s the limit for those two guys in this league,” said Antony, who had just 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting before splashing the winner over Andrew Wiggins’ outstretched hand. “With Towns, the way he’s playing, Kristaps getting better and better each day, they’ll be around for a long time and, you know, they’ll be the face of this league in a couple years.” The 21-year-old Towns is the third-youngest player in the last three decades to have at least 45 points and 15 rebounds in a game.
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“With Thibs, you definitely butt heads. But you don’t realize what you have with him until he’s not around. He told me that when I played for him. We used to butt heads all the time.” Thibodeau guided Noah and Derrick Rose to five straight playoff berths, even during the seasons when Rose was hurt. “It was definitely a relationship,’’ Noah said. “Thibs is great. I’m really happy for him. He cares about winning. Our run in Chicago, I’ll never forget. Some of the best times in my life. I got a lot of love for Thibs.’’