Edwards knew that the fate of his team’s postseason rested on the game: would they be seventh seed or eighth seed?
Or would the team fall apart and lose their chance at the playoffs altogether?
Edwards wasn’t going to let his team fall apart after coming so far this season.
When the lights come on, I show up. #Thurskii
— Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) April 13, 2022
Edwards put up 30 points, including five three-pointers, in their 109-104 victory over the Clippers.
The star player took to Twitter after the win, tweeting out “When the lights come on, I show up.”
The T-Wolves are officially the seventh seed and will now face off against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Will their Cinderella season continue?
Edwards Comes Alive
This is only the second time in 17 years that the Timberwolves are making the playoffs.
For a moment on Wednesday, it looked like it wasn’t going to happen.
The team’s lead player, Karl-Anthony Towns, wasn’t having his best night.
Because of foul trouble and a few misplaced shots, he only put up 11 points and five rebounds for the night.
But the rest of the team – including Edwards – stepped up to push the team forward.
It was the biggest game of Edwards’ career so far and a continuation of the great season the Wolves have had.
They have doubled the number of wins they had over last year and have become an offensive threat to any other team in the league.
The importance of Edwards cannot be overstated and he’s become one of the most beloved players on the team – and throughout the entire league.
Now it’s time for him to prove what he can do in his first playoffs.