Timberwolves Butler and Towns Named All-Stars

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27), of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Minneapolis. Photo: (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27), of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Minneapolis.

January 23, 2018 06:16 PM

Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler and center Karl-Anthony Towns were named NBA Western Conference All-Stars.

Both are reserves. It's Butler's fourth All-Star appearance, while it's the first for Towns. 

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The 2018 All-Star Game will be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 18.

Butler and Towns have led the Wolves to a 31-18 record so far this season, good for third place in the West.

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