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What did Anthony Edwards say? Timberwolves star taunts Jamal Murray and calls out Charles Barkley after Game 7

With an unprecedented comeback in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals, the Timberwolves’ historic run continues with the second conference final in franchise history.

As a result, the spotlight on 22-year-old rising superstar Anthony Edwards is brighter than ever before.

Since being selected first overall by Minnesota in the 2020 NBA Draft, Edwards has quickly become a fan favorite. He is as big a star off the field as he is on it. Edwards is not only one of the game’s most confident competitors, but also one of the best quotes in the sport. His personality shines through with a natural sense of humor that is on display almost every time there is a microphone in front of him.

After Minnesota’s decisive victory to advance to the Western Conference Finals, Edwards added more to his growing string of viral postgame moments. Here are some of the best.

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What did Anthony Edwards say after the Timberwolves won Game 7?

A message for Charles Barkley

With the opening of the Western Conference Finals in Minnesota, TNT’s “Inside the NBA” begins its on-site coverage from the Target Center in Minneapolis.

During Edwards’ walk-off interview, Charles Barkley explained, “I haven’t been to Minnesota in probably 20 years,” prompting a three-word response from the Minnesota star.

As Edwards explained his answer, he promised to send his best recommendations to the Hall of Famer.

“Damn, I’m trash!”

Edwards’ self-confidence reached an all-time high after the win. As he took his seat on the podium, he was visibly shaken by his 6-of-24 shooting in the win.

“Damn, I’m trash – 6 for 24!” Edwards said to Karl-Anthony Towns. “Look at me! 2 for 10 (from 3-point range).”

Despite trash shooting, Edwards finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, delivering when it mattered most for the team.

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KAT’s history in Minnesota is in the past

The Timberwolves have built around Edwards, the No. 1 pick in 2020, and Towns, the No. 1 pick in 2015. And while the franchise has reached a new high in 2024, Towns had plenty of lows in the early years of his time. in Minnesota.

If you let Edwards tell it, those years won’t matter anymore.

Analysis of Rudy Gobert’s turnaround jumper

After regaining the lead early in the fourth quarter, the Timberwolves looked to create separation from the defending champions. One of the most pivotal moments was a high-arc jumper from Gobert that beat the shot clock and gave Minnesota a four-point lead with 7:43 to go.

According to Edwards, he knew then that the game would go in their favor.

“We’ve been losing for twenty years!”

In 2022, the Timberwolves were eliminated in the first round in six games. Last year the team had just one win in the opening round.

With Minnesota now four wins away from its first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, Edwards and Towns hilariously responded to the claim that their team has to “lose big and lose big” before winning it all.

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Anthony Edwards taunts Jamal Murray

As his final act, Edwards exclaimed, “I had Jamal in handcuffs!” upon leaving Ball Arena. He also paid tribute to the character of Bernie Mac in the Academy Award-nominated film ‘Life’.

While Murray scored 35 points in the game, he scored just seven points on 3-for-7 shooting when guarded by Edwards, according to NBA.com matchup data.

Thus ends a series-long saga between the stars, who engaged in a back-and-forth war at the end of Denver’s Game 4. As two of the game’s fiercest competitors, it’s rooted in respect, but to the winner goes the spoils.

Jamal Murray Game 7 stats

Here’s a look at Edwards’ defensive impact on Denver’s star:

against Anthony Edwards vs. others
Points 7 28
FG-FGA 3-7 (42.9%) 10-20 (50.0%)
3P-3PA 1-4 (25.0%) 3-8 (37.5%)
Assists 2 1
Revenue 3 1