Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards Issues Warning to Nuggets After Dropping 51 Points vs. Wizards

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Anthony Edwards had a night to remember Tuesday at Target Center.

In 38 minutes, Edwards scored a career-high 51 points on 17-of-29 shooting from the field, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves overcome an early 21-point deficit and beat the Washington Wizards 130–121.

Edwards won't have much time to rest, however, as the Timberwolves' biggest game of the regular season awaits Wednesday. Minnesota (55–24) travels to Ball Arena to battle the Denver Nuggets (55–24) in a game that will have hefty implications in the race to the Western Conference's No. 1 playoff seed.

After the win over Washington, Bally Sports North's Lea Olsen asked Edwards if he'd have anything left in the tank for Denver on Wednesday night.

"Hell yeah," Edwards emphatically responded, earning a roar of approval from the Target Center crowd.

Edwards is the sixth player in Timberwolves history to score at least 50 points in a game, joining Karl-Anthony Towns, Mo Williams, Corey Brewer, Kevin Love and Derrick Rose.

Along with the Wolves and Nuggets, the Oklahoma City Thunder remain in the running for the West's top seed with a 54–25 record, just one game back. Minnesota, Denver and Oklahoma City all have three games remaining to play.

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