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Anthony Edwards establishes the tempo for the Suns series

Published April 21, 2024 at 11:33
BY KEVIN BARREAU
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In a stunning display, Anthony Edwards outshone his childhood idol, Kevin Durant, during the Timberwolves' Game 1 triumph against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. Edwards' standout performance didn't go unnoticed, as he racked up 33 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in 36 minutes on the court.


Throughout the game, Edwards made sure Durant heard him loud and clear, engaging in some friendly trash talk as the Timberwolves built an impressive 20-point lead heading into the final quarter. While the exact words exchanged remained a mystery, Durant couldn't help but grin as Edwards asserted his dominance.

The third quarter was particularly explosive for Edwards, as he erupted for 18 points, shooting an impressive 8-for-11 from the field and 2-for-3 from beyond the arc. Reflecting on the encounter with Durant post-game, Edwards chose to keep the specifics under wraps but acknowledged it as one of the most memorable moments of his life.


Adding to the excitement of the victory, Vikings legend Adrian Peterson was among the spectators at the packed Target Center. Following the game, Peterson was granted the opportunity to meet with the team and join in the post-game celebrations, further heightening the joyous atmosphere surrounding Edwards' remarkable performance.

Source Sporting News : Anthony Edwards stats: Timberwolves star dominates third quarter, talks trash to Suns' Kevin Durant in Game 1 win
Source Sports Illustrated : After beating one idol, Anthony Edwards meets another in Adrian Peterson
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