Anthony Edwards breaks Stephon Marbury’s Timberwolves record after career night vs. Blazers
Anthony Edwards continues to dazzle Minnesota Timberwolves fans with his play. In his latest performance, the 19-year-old rookie surpassed Stephon Marbury as the youngest player in franchise history to record a 30-point game.
In their 114-112 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, Edwards scored a career-high 34 points. With that, he booted out Marbury’s rookie record. Edwards now holds the Timberwolves’ franchise record as the youngest ever to score at least 30 points.
At 19 years and 221 days old, Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards became the youngest player in Timberwolves history with a 30-point game. @theantedwards_ surpassed @StarburyMarbury (19 years, 283 days old). pic.twitter.com/puTXiEYE6S
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) March 15, 2021
It’s one hell of a feat from the first overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Timberwolves were definitely correct in their presumption that Anthony Edwards could elevate their franchise to the next level.
Edwards doesn’t just possess the athletic ability as seen through his dunks. He also has the clutch gene in him, as 13 of his points came in the fourth quarter alone of a tight game. After the contest, Ant-Man shared his mindset as well as how confident he is despite being a rookie.
“No matter if I’m playing good or bad, if it’s time for a big-time shot, I always want the ball no matter what,” the Timberwolves rising star said of his fourth quarter performance against the Blazers, per the Associated Press via ESPN. “That’s just who I am, but it just happened to be a good game. I was just telling them to give me the ball and get out of the way.”
Those words don’t come out often of a rookie’s mouth. Perhaps Edwards really is something special. Timberwolves fans better watch out what the rookie has in store in the coming games.