Timberwolves Sweep Suns as Edwards Shines, Coach Finch Injured

Timberwolves vs Suns playoff sweep

The Minnesota Timberwolves capped off a stunning first-round playoff sweep against the Phoenix Suns with a hard-fought 122-116 victory on Sunday night. Rising star Anthony Edwards led the charge, delivering a dazzling 40-point performance, with 31 of those points coming in a scorching second-half display. His dominant showing was complemented by Karl-Anthony Towns’ 28 points, sealing the Wolves’ first playoff series win in two decades.

Despite the setback, the Wolves remained resolute, with assistant coach Micah Nori stepping in for Finch for the final minutes of the game. Edwards’ electrifying performance, coupled with solid contributions from Jaden McDaniels and a commanding rebounding advantage, ensured Minnesota’s victory, despite a Herculean effort from Phoenix’s Devin Booker, who poured in 49 points.

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Reflecting on the win, Wolves center Rudy Gobert praised Edwards’ growth as a player and leader, highlighting his pivotal role in the team’s success. With their sights set on the next round, the Wolves now await the outcome of the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers series to determine their opponent.

As the Wolves celebrate their historic achievement, attention now turns to the health of Coach Finch and the team’s preparations for the next stage of the playoffs.

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