MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the fourth time in his career, Timberwolves player Karl-Anthony Towns was named the Western Conference Player of the Week. It’s the third time in NBA history the association has honored a player following the first week of the season.

His award is for games played from Oct. 22 through Oct. 27.

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The only other NBA players to receive the award in the season’s first week were Kevin Love and Kevin Garnett.

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In just the first week of games, Towns ranked third in the NBA in scoring (32.0 ppg), second in steals (3.00 spg),  second in three-pointers (5.0/game), and sixth in rebounds (13.3 rpg). The team said Towns led Minnesota to a 3-0 streak so far in the season, which is tied for the second-best start in team history.

Towns is also the sixth player in NBA history to start a season with consecutive 35+ point/10+ rebound performances, the team said.

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