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Anthony Edwards Receives Unexpected Update After Impressive Highlight

Published March 19, 2024 at 7:13 PM

First, let's take a look at what could potentially be the Dunk of the Year:

That's Anthony Edwards, during the third quarter of the Wolves' victory over the Jazz on Monday night, risking everything—for himself and his opponent—for a display of athleticism worthy of basketball history. But for Edwards, this isn't a singular occurrence. Earlier this month, he made a game-saving block against the Pacers' Aaron Nesmith that had him colliding with the backboard. This time, it was a transition dunk over poor John Collins, an epitome of fearless aggression. If you're inclined to debate between dunks and throws, this serves as your evidence.

Now, the Damages :

Collins was slapped with a blocking foul and suffered a head contusion, as reported by Shams Charania. On the other hand, Edwards ended up with a dislocated finger after colliding with Collins's cheekbone (not, as I had envisioned, from the ball hitting his own off-hand on the descent). Although the dunk forced Collins out of the game for a concussion evaluation, it only marked the beginning of Edwards's exceptional performance. Following a quick trip to the locker room for his digit to be reset during a timeout called by head coach Chris Finch, Edwards returned to sink a free throw. Despite the taped finger, he went on to rack up 25 of his 32 points in the second half, leading the Wolves to a 114-104 victory. He's expected to play versus the Nuggets on Tuesday.

Here is his reaction following the dunk :

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Anthony Edwards Receives Unexpected Update After Impressive Highlight

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