Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star, Anthony Edwards, etched his name in NBA history during Wednesday night’s playoff game against the Denver Nuggets.
This phenomenal player is among the most elite scorers in the NBA. In the regular season, he secured a 16th place ranking in points per game and a sixth place ranking in total points scored. He proved his prowess once again in the Timberwolves’ Game 2 loss against the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs. He put on a memorable performance, scoring an impressive 41 points on 14-23 shooting, including six three-pointers out of ten attempts.
At the tender age of 21 years and 258 days, Edwards made NBA history. He became the youngest player to ever record at least 40 points and five three-pointers in a playoff game. Despite the loss, Edwards delivered one of his most outstanding offensive performances, single-handedly keeping his team in the game during the second half.
Anthony Edwards joined the ranks of LeBron James, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant, and Tracy McGrady as one of the only five 21-year-olds to score 40 points in a playoff game.
This particular performance was the first time Edwards surpassed the 40-point mark since scoring 44 points on January 8th against the Houston Rockets. As they head home for the next two games of this series, down 0-2 to the Nuggets, the Timberwolves will look to use their home floor to their advantage and possibly even the series up at 2-2 before heading back to Denver for Game 5 next week.