The Timberwolves (3-7) drafted Anthony Edwards first overall in the 2020 draft, envisioning the Georgia product as a critical piece to their turnaround. So far, Edwards has been stellar in year two, currently averaging 25.9 points. 6.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists on the season, shooting at a 34.9 percent clip from beyond the arc on 9.9 attempts per game.
In a Wednesday 123-110 loss to the League-leading Warriors (10-1), the budding T-Wolves star exploded for a career-high 48 points, five boards, five helpers, and two steals on 16-27 shooting from the field and 7-13 from beyond the arc.
“I’m not mad at tonight,” Edwards told the Star Tribune. “Forget the points, just how we was down 20, the way that we fought as a team, overall, I loved that. That gave me energy to keep going. I was tired, man. I was exhausted.”
Edwards joined another exclusive list with his third career 40-point game before turning 21-years-old. The only players who have reached the mark more are Luka Doncic and Kevin Durant, who have one more such, and James, who has five more.
Big night for @theantedwards_ 💪
The only players with more 40-point games before turning 21 are LeBron James, Luka Doncic and Kevin Durant. pic.twitter.com/0NU8fptwSp
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 11, 2021
The 48-point night is also the sixth highest single-game effort in franchise history behind Karl-Anthony Towns (56), Mo Williams (52), Kevin Love and Corey Brewer (51 points apiece), and Derrick Rose (50)
The Timberwolves will look to bounce back Friday against the Lakers (7-5)