NBA star Anthony Edwards demonstrated his rising superstar status during Thursday’s game, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a remarkable 118-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Edwards, who had a quiet first half with only two points, erupted in the second half with an impressive 26 points, showcasing his confidence on the court.
The highlight of the game was a moment of sheer brilliance from Edwards, who executed a stunning off-the-backboard dunk that captivated fans and players alike. Speaking about the play, Edwards said, “I was just trying to get to an elbow spot… I pump-faked and he jumped and so I was like ‘Might as well try it.'” This move, inspired by an All-Star Game play, was a key moment in the Timberwolves’ comeback, especially after trailing by 13 points earlier.
The game further solidified with an 11-0 run by the Timberwolves in the fourth quarter, establishing a dominant lead. Edwards, who has been having a career-defining season, continued to impress with another high-flying dunk in the final minutes, underlining his importance in the team’s success.
Not to be overshadowed, teammates Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert also delivered strong performances, with Conley contributing 17 points and 10 assists, and Gobert adding 17 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks, and four assists. Naz Reid played a pivotal role off the bench, scoring 20 points. This game marks another step in the Timberwolves’ transformative season, with Edwards emerging as the driving force behind their success.