Anthony Edwards Scores 44 Points & Secures Win with Last-Second Block

  • ā€£ Anthony Edwards showcased an exceptional performance in the Timberwolves’ victory over the Pacers, scoring a season-high 44 points, including a tiebreaking three-pointer and a game-saving block at the buzzer.
  • ā€£ Despite being short-handed without All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves secured their position back at the top of the Western Conference, with Rudy Gobert contributing significantly with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
  • ā€£ The Timberwolves’ defensive strategy, as explained by coach Chris Finch, was effective especially in the first half, despite losing momentum in the second half. Anthony Edwards played a crucial role, especially in clutch moments, contributing to the team’s last 8 points.


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Anthony Edwards was nothing short of spectacular last Thursday night. The Wolves edged out the Pacers by just 2 points, thanks to him.

He matched his season-high with 44 points. Not just that, but he also nailed a tiebreaking three-pointer. And if that wasn’t enough, Edwards delivered a last-second block that was pure art, keeping the score at 113 to 111.

The climax? It happened at the buzzer. Edwards flew, literally, to deny Aaron Nesmith’s layup. And get this, he even smacked his head on the rim. Talk about dedication!

After that play, the energy was electric. Edwards jumped up, muscles flexing, and let out a victorious yell. His teammates? They were all over him, celebrating.

In his postgame interview, Edwards was all toughness. “My pain tolerance is high,” he said. He brushed off the fall like it was nothing. “I think Iā€™m a pretty tough dude, though.”

There’s this wild angle of Edwards’ block floating around on Twitter. It’s something you’ve gotta see to believe. Truly, the guy saved the game.

Despite missing Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves showed up. Rudy Gobert stepped up with 18 points and 14 rebounds. They’re now leading the Western Conference, but just barely ahead of Oklahoma City.

Indiana’s coach, Rick Carlisle, had to tip his hat to Edwards. Unstoppable, he called him. Edwards’ performance was just on another level, even against double teams.

This was Minnesota’s second win in a row. Edwards was clutch, scoring the last 8 points for his team. He was on fire, making 18 of 35 shots, including three 3-pointers.

The Pacers, led by Pascal Siakam and Tyrese Haliburton, put up a good fight. They were down by 17 at one point but managed to take the lead briefly in the second half.

Wolves’ coach Chris Finch praised their defensive game plan. It was spot-on in the first half, though they lost some steam later. Still, they managed to disrupt the Pacers’ rhythm.

Edwards, despite limping early in the game, insisted on playing. He found his “second wind” in the fourth quarter and felt unstoppable.

The Pacers were also short-handed, missing Bennedict Mathurin due to a shoulder injury. He’s expected to be out for a few more games.

So, yeah. That game was a rollercoaster. Highs, lows, and everything in between. But in the end, it was Edwards’ night. And what a night it was.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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