Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards’ sizzling 3-game stretch had never been done in NBA history
After a slow start to his NBA career, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards seems to have figured things out, judging by his scoring rampage as of late. The first overall selection of last year’s draft has become the first teenager in league history to drop a combined 105 points in just three straight games.
Anthony Edwards has now scored 105 points in his last three games.
He's the 1st teenager in NBA history with 100 points in a 3-game span 🤯 pic.twitter.com/Yknx20kCEe
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 19, 2021
After setting a career-high 34 points against the Portland Trail Blazers several days ago, Anthony Edwards eclipsed that feat on Thursday by dropping 42 points in the Wolves’ 123-119 massive upset win over the top-seeded Phoenix Suns. The 19-year-old phenom drilled 15 of his 31 field goals including four made 3-pointers, along with seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 38 minutes.
Anthony Edwards even had a 29-point outing in Minny’s previous game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Picture this, not even LeBron or Kevin Durant was able to enjoy a hot stretch that Anthony Edwards is on while they were teenagers during their first season in the league. The 6-foot-4 guard has actually become an afterthought in the first half of the season, as he was completely eclipsed by the third overall pick of the draft in LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets.
Throw in the fact that the Hornets are winning with Ball in charge, while Anthony Edwards and the Wolves still flounder at the bottom of the West with a putrid 10-31 slate.
Only time will tell if Anthony Edwards can sustain this momentum in the coming games and give LaMelo a run for his money for that NBA Rookie of The Year Award by season’s end.