Karl-Anthony Towns led his Minnesota Timberwolves to a 120-95 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.
With the win, Minnesota earned the No. 8 seed in this year’s playoffs and will now face off against the Denver Nuggets.
One person who couldn’t help but get a little emotional at not only the Wolves making the postseason, but the crucial role Towns played in getting them there, was his girlfriend Jordyn Woods.
Immediately after the outing she sent him a very public shoutout.
“So proud,” she wrote on social media. “You really showed up and showed out. After being injured most of the season, working hard everyday to get back and now to the playoffs. Let’s go!”
Towns chipped in 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds and three blocks. While Anthony Edwards’ 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists was definitely better than the dud he put up against the Los Angeles Lakers one game earlier, it was still Towns who led the way for Minnesota.
This has been a rough season for Towns. He has played in just 29 outings and his team has underperformed badly relative to the expectations set for them after the Rudy Gobert acquisition.
That is what Woods was alluding to. Somehow, the Wolves managed to overcome all that and earn a match-up against one of the more beatable No. 1 seeds in recent memory.
Woods, for her part, has been by Towns’ side every step of the way this year. Between her provocative outfits to his games, their romantic date night photos and the racy pictures from their Valentine’s Day celebration, the pair has been in the headlines nonstop over the past few months.
Now they take on the playoffs.
Vanessa’s intimate new photos cause a stir. https://t.co/jwwSnS4kQx
— Game 7 (@game7__) April 14, 2023
Many think that Minnesota can beat Denver, especially if Gobert and Towns can keep Nikola Jokic in check to some degree.
Whether or not that actually ends up happening, though – it’s impressive that the Wolves will even have the opportunity to try.
Can the Towns and the Timberwolves shock the world in the first round? One way or another an answer will emerge soon enough, but no matter what Woods will be there cheering her squad on every step of the way.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.