Karl-Anthony Towns has tested positive for COVID-19.
Towns lost his mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, to COVID-19 at the age of 59 in April. Towns said before the season that six other family members have also died from complications of the virus.
"Prior to tonight's game, I received yet another awful call that I tested positive for COVID," Towns said in a statement shared on social media. "I will immediately isolate and follow every protocol. I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all the necessary precautions. ...
"It breaks my heart that my family, and particularly my father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety that comes along with this diagnosis as we know all too well what the end result could be. To my niece and nephew ... I promise you I will not end up in a box next to grandma and I will beat this."