April 28, 2024

Player Notes
• Anthony Edwards led the way for the Timberwolves tonight with a team-high 40 points on 13-of-23 shooting, including 7-of-13 from deep, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks, marking his second 40+ point career playoff game and the fourth 40+ point playoff game in franchise history. His 40 points are the most ever scored by a Timberwolves player in a Game 4 of a playoff series and the most points in a closeout game in franchise history.
Player Points Opponent
Anthony Edwards 41 April 19, 2023 at Denver
Anthony Edwards 40 April 28, 2024 at Phoenix
Sam Cassell 40 May 4, 2003 at Sacramento
Sam Cassell 40 April 18, 2004 vs. Denver

• Tonight also marked Edwards’ first career playoff game with 40+ points/5+ rebounds/5+ assists, becoming the first player in franchise history to record such a game in the NBA Playoffs. At 22 years and 268 days old, Edwards becomes the ninth youngest player in NBA history to record such a game. He becomes just the 25th player in NBA Playoff history to record 40+ points/5+ rebounds/5+ assists/2+ blocks with only Tracy McGrady (21 years, 339 days), Russell Westbrook (22 years, 178 days) and Kevin Durant (22 years, 230 days) having done so at a younger age.
• Edwards’ seven threes in tonight’s win ties a franchise playoff record.
Player 3FG Date Opponent
Anthony Edwards 7 April 28, 2024 at Phoenix
Sam Cassell 7 May 4, 2004 vs. Sacramento
Latrell Sprewell 7 April 21, 2004 vs. Denver

• Edwards scored 15 points in the third quarter and 16 points in the fourth quarter for a total of 31 points after intermission, breaking Sam Cassell’s club playoff record for most points in a half. Cassell tallied 30 in the 2nd half vs. Sacramento on May 4, 2004 at Target Center. In scoring 15+ points in the third and fourth quarters, Edwards has now recorded 15+ points in a single quarter six times in his playoff career, four of which have come during this series. Tonight marks the first time in his playoff career he has recorded multiple 15+ point quarters in a single game.
• In scoring 40+ points on the road, Edwards now owns the four highest road point totals in franchise playoff history.
Player Point Total Opponent Date
Anthony Edwards 41 at Denver April 19, 2023
Anthony Edwards 40 at Phoenix April 28, 2024
Anthony Edwards 36 at Phoenix April 26, 2024
Anthony Edwards 36 at Memphis April 16, 2022

• Karl-Anthony Towns finished the night with 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three and 10 rebounds, marking his 14th career playoff double-double and his seventh career playoff 20+ point/10+ rebound game. His seven career playoff 20+ point/10+ rebound games rank second in franchise history (Kevin Garnett: 27 games). His 28 points are tied for the third most points in a closeout game in franchise history.
• With Edwards and Towns each scoring 25+ points, tonight marks the fourth time the duo has done so in a playoff game, surpassing Garnett and Troy Hudson for the most such playoff games in franchise history.
• Jaden McDaniels ended the night with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line. Tonight marks McDaniels’ fourth career playoff game with 15+ points, two of which came in this series.

Team Notes
• With tonight’s win, the Timberwolves sweep the Suns, the first time in franchise history completing a four-game sweep and the first time winning a playoff series since 2004. It is the first four-game sweep in Minneapolis sport’s history.
• After trailing 61-56 at the half of tonight’s game, the Timberwolves came back to win, marking the first time in franchise history they have come back to win a playoff game on the road after trailing at halftime (1-21).
• The Timberwolves scored 120+ points for the third time in this series against the Suns, marking the first time in franchise history they scored 120+ points three times in a playoff series. Their 118.3 points per game average vs. the Suns are the most in any playoff series in franchise history.
• The Wolves 122 points in tonight’s win are the most in any Game 4 in franchise history and the third most in any playoff game in franchise history.

(info courtesy of Wolves)

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