Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards Dominates in Win Over Houston Rockets

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards had one of the best games of his young career on Saturday in a 113-104 win over the Houston Rockets. The former first-overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft totalled 44 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals, and three blocks in a dominant performance.

Edwards' 44-point outburst was his first 40-point game of the season and his most on a night since a 48-point explosion against the San Antonio Spurs in a 127-121 win on April 7th, 2022. Edwards hit 17 of his 29 field goal attempts on the night, including a surprising 8 of 16 from three-point range. The 16 attempts from behind the arc were a career-high.

Edwards has continued his steady climb to stardom this season, improving in nearly all facets over his first two years. He is averaging per game career bests in points (24.1), assists (4.4), rebounds (6.0), and true shooting percentage (.567%) on an NBA-high 1748 minutes played. Nonetheless, his Timberwolves are an underwhelming 24-24 and seventh in the Western Conference. With veterans Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns having seemingly plateaued, the team's fate will likely depend on how much Edwards can progress in the coming months and years.

The Timberwolves play the Houston Rockets again on Monday night. 

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