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Anthony Edwards blames this person for game 3 blowout

Published May 11, 2024 at 1:42 PM
BY KEVIN BARREAU
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After a crushing 117-90 defeat to the Denver Nuggets in Game 3, Minnesota Timberwolves' standout Anthony Edwards didn't shy away from the spotlight—instead, he stepped right into it, owning up to the loss. Edwards, who's been a powerhouse this postseason, found himself grappling with an off night, scoring just 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting. This was a stark contrast to his explosive performances in the first two games where he tallied 43 and 27 points, evoking MJ-level comparisons that he himself has humbly downplayed.

"That's on me. I'll take the blame for this loss, I came out with no energy at all," Edwards told reporters postgame, per SportsCenter.

The return of Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, fresh from celebrating a new addition to his family, didn't quite stabilize the Timberwolves as hoped. Gobert, too, struggled, especially in curbing Denver's drives to the hoop, contributing a mere six points.

"There's no reason to be negative. They won one game, we're gonna try to win the next game. It's the first to four games, it's not the first to one," he said, according to Dane Moore of The Dane Moore NBA Podcast.



But here's the real talk—while Edwards' stat line wasn't flashy, his leadership shone through. During a mic'd up segment, he rallied his teammates, reminding them that it's just one loss in a series. His willingness to shoulder the blame and keep spirits high speaks volumes about his maturity. Sure, it was a rough night for Edwards, but the series is far from over. Champions aren't just born from victories; they're also forged in the fires of such defeats. Let's see how Edwards and the Wolves bounce back. This isn't just about rebounds and points; it's about resilience.
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