Anthony Edwards Continues to Pile the Accolades with 48 Point Night

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.

The monster performance made Ant-Man the third-youngest player to register a 45-5-5 game since Brandon Jennings and LeBron James accomplished the feat.

“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.

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)