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Christopher Hine: Chris Finch said at shootaround today that Jaden McDaniels is not here in Brooklyn with the team. Everyone else who was sick on the injury report appears good to play. They will see how Towns feels tonight but he was a part of shootaround, for what that’s worth.
Towns told The Undefeated he forgot about his 26th birthday on Nov. 15 until he was reminded about it by his girlfriend, Jordyn Woods, who celebrated it with him. The reason why it slipped his mind was because it was his mother who always made his “birthday special.” Towns said he still has a big piece of his last birthday cake that his mother gave him in 2019 in his freezer that means the world to him. “I know it’s not good to eat, but it’s a memento as one of the last things she gave me,” Towns said. “Birthdays and stuff like that haven’t been really special to me, because she was the one who made it really special for me. She was the one who got me amped to have a birthday or to have that moment. But my girl did an amazing job of filling her shoes in and making it special.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: X-rays on the lower back of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns returned negative, source tells ESPN. KAT landed hard on his back in Minnesota’s loss to Wizards tonight. He had 34 and 10 before leaving game.
What will keep Towns happy and smiling after enduring so much pain on and off the court is winning. Not being an All-Star again or the accolades that come with stardom. Winning. “I’m more worried about the playoffs,” Towns said. “The way I perform every year of my career, I’ve been more than deserving of All-Star. So, I’m not worried about that. I just want to win. If you really want to, you can talk about All-Stars. In my experience, no matter what the stats you get, no matter how well you playing, no matter how historic your numbers are, it’s all about: Is your team winning or not?”