Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards Lights Up New Orleans Pelicans in Win

The Minnesota Timberwolves took care of business in a 111-102 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Anthony Edwards was the star of the night, hitting 12 of his 25 field goals for 37 points while adding six rebounds and five assists. It was Edwards' third 30+ point game in a row and his 13th this season. For the season, the third-year guard is averaging personal bests in points per game (24.5), rebounds per game (6.0), assists per game (4.5), and field goal percentage (.459). He's also played a league-high 1823 minutes. Though not quite a superstar yet, Edwards appears well on his way to becoming one of the NBA's elite young players.

The Timberwolves find themselves 25-25 and ninth in the Western Conference, but they have reasons for optimism over the back half of the season. They've achieved their record so far with only 21 appearances from three-time All Star Karl Anthony-Towns. If Towns can return from his calf strain near the peak of his powers, he could provide a deadly big man complement to Edwards.

The Timberwolves host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.   

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