Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards throws down ridiculous dunk of the year on John Collins in win vs. Jazz

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By journalsofus.com

Dunk of the Year belongs to Anthony Edwards.

The Minnesota Timberwolves star hit an absolutely ridiculous dunk in the second half of a 114-104 win over the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center on Monday night. Edwards got up with a quick break and didn’t hesitate when putting Jazz ahead of John Collins on a poster.

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In fact, Edwards threw the dunk down so hard that he injured his finger in the process. Edwards drew a foul on the play and remained in the game.

While the play itself was remarkable, the photos of the dunk were somehow better than the video.

“I’ll tell my kids: I passed it. This is my help,” said Nickiel Alexander-Walker. Via Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “I can actually be like, ‘Oh, I was gonna shoot this, but I turned it down.’ …What he did, brother, he inspired me. I was crazy the rest of the game.”

Without a doubt, Edwards said, it was the best dunk of his career.

Anthony Edwards threw down what will easily be the dunk of the year on Monday night.

Anthony Edwards threw down what will easily be the dunk of the year on Monday night. (AP/Rick Bommer)

Collins was later ejected from the game with a concussion due to a dunk in the fourth quarter. According to Shams Charania of The AthleticHe was diagnosed with a head injury but escaped injury.

Edwards entered Monday averaging a career-high 26.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and five assists per game this season, his fourth in the league. The former No. 1 overall pick earned his second consecutive All-Star nod this season, and he agreed to a five-year, $260 million extension with the Timberwolves last summer.

Despite falling to a 16-point deficit at the end of the first quarter, the Timberwolves fought back into the game and then quickly went on a 12–1 lead midway through the fourth quarter. From there, they cruised to a 10-point victory.

Collin Sexton led the Jazz with 24 points off the bench in the loss. Lauri Markkanen added 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Keyonte George finished with 15 points and eight assists. The Jazz, who have now lost two in a row to the Timberwolves and eight of their last 10, have a record of just 29-39.

Edwards led the Timberwolves with 32 points, seven assists and seven rebounds while making 13 of 23 shots from the field. Naz Reed added 17 points, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 13 points off the bench. The Timberwolves have three in a row and return home to begin a four-game homestand against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.

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