Watch: Anthony Edwards unleashes poster-worthy dunk in win over Blazers

Edwards capped off a career-high 34 points with an exclamation point.
Publish date:
Anthony Edwards

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards added to his rookie season highlight reel on Sunday night as he unleashed another poster-worthy dunk in the Wolves' win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

With the Timberwolves leading by double-digits in the fourth quarter, Edwards got the ball on the perimeter and split the Portland defense. While Robert Covington was there to contest, Edwards leaped and abused the rim for the highlight-worthy slam.

Much like Edwards' dunk over Yuta Watanabe and the Toronto Raptors, this slam created several poster-worthy angles that are coming to a college dorm near you.

Along with his superstar-worthy jams, Edwards showed off his charisma after the game when describing the play.

"I be smiling every time because I know people don't want to jump because of what they saw a couple of weeks ago," Edwards told Fox Sports North. "I just try to power dunk it every time to put more fear in them so they don't want to jump at all."

Unlike the last time Edwards threw down a poster dunk, he backed it up with a strong game. Edwards scored a career-high 34 points including six 3-pointers in the 114-112 victory, which made Karl-Anthony Towns glad the Wolves selected the 19-year-old with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

"Let me say it was the right decision for us as an organization," Towns said. "I want to make that clear...the sky's the limit. He's going to be really good for a long time."

Next Up


Teenage drivers involved in deadly head-on crash on Highway 55

The collision happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

lake water

Man hanging onto overturned canoe rescued from northern MN lake

The man was taken to the hospital after suffering from hypothermic medical conditions.

police tape, crime scene

Man dies in Minneapolis shooting Thursday night

Police believe the victim and suspect were familiar with each other.


Pair escape uninjured as plane crashes moments after takeoff

It crashed about a half mile southwest of Faribault Airport.

Screen Shot 2021-04-22 at 4.12.50 PM

For The Week: Making cocktails at home? Here's how to do it right

Lindsay Guentzel's For The Week column features simple food and drink tips.

coronavirus, covid-19

Mayo Clinic study provides 'best guess' about pandemic's future in MN

Minnesota could be seeing decreasing numbers into the summer if the study is correct.

daunte wright funeral - siblings

Mourners remember Daunte Wright, plead for justice

Wright was killed by a now-former Brooklyn Center police officer on April 11.


HealthPartners: COVID hospitalizations driven by unvaccinated, middle aged adults

The health provider says the average age of its hospitalized patients is trending downwards.

Andrew Thomas booking photo

Man suspected of shooting at National Guard in Minneapolis faces more charges

He has now been charged in Hennepin County District Court with more serious crimes.


Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards shines, but Lakers defeat Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards scored a career-high 28 points, but it wasn't enough to defeat the defending champs.

Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA analyst Nate Duncan slammed for Anthony Edwards criticism

Edwards had a highlight dunk, but Duncan was quick to point out his rough night overall.

Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards help Wolves end losing streak

Beasley and Edwards both scored 23 in a rare Timberwolves victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves hang on for another win in Utah

Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell helped the Timberwolves to a 2-0 start.

Jaden McDaniels

Wolves lose to Magic on Cole Anthony's buzzer-beater

The Wolves blew a 20-point lead as the Magic defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.