Towns had 23 points, 15 assists and a season-high nine assists, just missing his third career triple-double.
Kristaps Porzingis wasn't bad, although it took him 19 shots to get his 17 points. Porzingis was 3 of 5 from 3-point territory but 3 of 14 from inside the arc.
Tim Hardaway Jr., returning from a stress fracture in his leg, chipped in with 16 points, while Kristaps Porzingis had 17, Enes Kanter 16, Courtney Lee 14, Michael Beasley 13 and Kyle O'Quinn 12 for NY.
The 22-year-old wore a Stranger Things-themed kicks during Friday night's game against the visiting New York Knicks, and if you're thinking, "A shoe inspired by a horror-drama series starred on by kids is not good enough to wear", think again. NY led much of the second half and entered the fourth with the lead before Minnesota went on an 18-4 run to seize control. Teague (1-for-6), Wiggins (1-for-4), and Butler (1-for-3) were the culprits in dragging down the team's overall percentage, while Nemanja Bjelica (2-for-2) and Towns (2-for-4) hurt the Knicks in some key second half spots.
Eight of the nine Timberwolves players that appeared in the game scored 10 or more points.
Statistically Speaking: The Timberwolves scored 64 points in the paint and tallied 21 second chance points. But Jeff Teague's three-pointer started a 12-4 run that put the Wolves up 20-19 on Crawford's three-pointer.
Knicks: New York is 4-15 on the road this season. The Wolves struggled to contain recent Knicks bench sensation Michael Beasley, for example. The Wolves have been on another level defensively and held each of their last seven opponents below 100 points before tonight.
By the end of the frame, however, the Knicks had gotten back to within just one point of the home team due to some timely shooting from Tim Hardaway, Jr. Center Enes Kanter had 16 points and 12 assists.