Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards taking offensive game to a new level


Anthony Edwards is quickly blossoming into one of the NBA’s most explosive scorers, taking centre stage against the Golden State Warriors with a career performance.

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Edwards erupted for a career-high 48 points on 16-of-27 from the field, adding five rebounds and five assists in their 123-110 loss at Chase Center, re-writing the record books.

Let’s take a deeper dive into the numbers behind Edwards’ explosive night. 

48: A new career-high

Edwards eclipsed his previous career-high of 42 points, which he recorded twice last season against the Memphis Grizzlies (May) and Phoenix Suns (March).

He now has three 40 points games through the first 82 games of his career.

Edwards’ 48 is also the sixth-highest single-game score in Timberwolves franchise history, trailing only Derrick Rose (50), Kevin Love (51), Corey Brewer (51), Mo Williams (52), and Karl-Anthony Towns (56).

5: Youngest to score 45+

The No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft wrote his name in the history books, becoming the fifth-youngest player to score at least 45 points in a game, per StatMuse.

PLAYER POINTS TEAM AGE YEAR
Cliff Robinson 45 New Jersey Nets 19 years, 362 days 1980
Brandon Jennings 55 Milwaukee Bucks 20 years, 52 days 2009
Carl Braun 47 New York Knicks 20 years, 72 days 1947
LeBron James 48 Cleveland Cavaliers 20 years, 80 days 2005
Anthony Edwards 48 Minnesota Timberwolves 20 years, 97 days 2021

7: Catching fire from deep

Edward connected on 7-of-13 of his 3-pointers on the night, just one shy of his career-high of eight, which he recorded last season on 6 May 2021 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Check out his ultra-green shot chart from tonight’s game.

(NBA.com/Stats)

3: Third-Youngest to record 45/5/5

While Edwards was focused on putting the ball in the hole, he also chipped in with five rebounds and five assists, adding another record to his name.

He also became the third-youngest player ever to record a 45-5-5 game, behind Brandon Jennings and LeBron James.

On a night where Karl-Anthony Towns struggled, shooting 6-of-19 for his 17 points, Edwards emerged as the team’s go-to guy which bodes well as a sign of things to come for the explosive second-year guard. 





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