Player of the game: Karl-Anthony Towns scored 13 of his game-high 29 points in the pivotal second quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the Kings their second consecutive loss, 102-88 Monday night at Golden 1 Center. Towns also grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds.
Turning point: The Timberwolves used a 13-0 run in the second quarter to lead 38-31 and never looked back. They outscored the Kings 40-19 in the quarter.
X-factor: Minnesota outscored Sacramento 23-8 in second-chance points.
Injuries: Kings guard Arron Afflalo (sore hamstring) missed his third consecutive game.
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Records: Kings 25-35; Timberwolves 24-36