Timberwolves Sweep Suns in Playoff Series with Anthony Edwards’ Stellar 40-Point Game

The Minnesota Timberwolves secured a 122-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, sweeping the first-round playoff series. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 40 points, 31 of which came in the second half, and he finished with an impressive 13 of 23 shooting from the field, including 7 of 13 from three-point range.

Edwards solidified his rising superstar status with a powerful, one-handed dunk late in the fourth quarter, giving the Wolves a 115-111 lead that the Suns couldn’t overcome. Karl-Anthony Towns added 28 points to support the team’s win.

Despite Devin Booker’s 49-point performance on 13 of 21 shooting and 20 of 21 from the free throw line, the Suns struggled to keep up. Kevin Durant added 33 points, but the rest of the Suns roster faced difficulties.

Minnesota managed to pull away in the fourth quarter, with Edwards and Jaden McDaniels hitting back-to-back three-pointers to push the Wolves ahead.

With this victory, the Timberwolves await their next opponent in the second round: either the Denver Nuggets or the Los Angeles Lakers. Edwards’ outstanding third quarter helped propel the team forward, and his back-to-back three-pointers earlier in the game turned a six-point deficit into a 68-66 lead.

The Suns were missing guard Grayson Allen, who was out with an ankle sprain, while the Wolves took advantage of Phoenix’s struggles on defense to clinch the series sweep.

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