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Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards was determined not to get swept

Prior to Game 4 VS the Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards declared his team would avoid a first-round playoff sweep.

Edwards and the Timberwolves backed up that stance by outlasting the top-seeded Nuggets in overtime 114-108. After the contest, the All-Star guard voiced that he never wants that fate to be part of his career.

“I don’t ever want to say I got swept in my career,” Edwards said Sunday night via ESPN. “So I definitely took it personally tonight.”


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Minnesota appeared to be cruising to the Game 4 win, holding a 12-point lead with 2:52 remaining in regulation. However, the Nuggets used a 12-0 run to force overtime.

The Timberwolves responded in the extra period behind Edwards, who notched a team-best 34 points on 12-of-27 shooting from the floor. The 21-year-old voiced that he will alter his point of attack to better guide Minnesota toward extending the first-round series.

“If we’re up six or eight with three minutes, I’m definitely getting downhill to the rim or getting a midrange shot,” Edwards said. “I’m not going to settle. I settled for three bad, bad, terrible 3s, and it won’t happen again.”


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The Timberwolves need Edwards to lead the charge, especially efficiently scoring. He’s been the offensive driving force. Edwards is averaging 32.3 points on 48.3% shooting from the floor and 40.5% shooting from beyond the arc.

The ball is in the Nuggets’ favor to close out the series at home with reigning back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic leading the charge.

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