Anthony Edwards on Memphis fans: They talk so much trash, even the kids… the kids were the worst ones

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Jon Krawczynski: Why does Anthony Edwards enjoy Memphis so much? “Because they talk so much trash. Even the kids. The kids was the worst ones. Even eight years old, 10 years old, ‘Anthony go sit down! You suck!’ It’s just fun. Basketball is fun to me. I love it.”
Source: Twitter @JonKrawczynski

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Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards said he recalled a time Jaden McDaniels blocked him in practice before both got to the NBA:
“I went back and told my people, I’m like, ‘Breh, that’s the first time I ever got my layup blocked. … I looked back like, oh this what I got to start going against.” – 8:10 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Why does Anthony Edwards enjoy Memphis so much?
“Because they talk so much trash. Even the kids. The kids was the worst ones. Even eight years old, 10 years old, ‘Anthony go sit down! You suck!’ It’s just fun. Basketball is fun to me. I love it.” – 7:50 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards:
“I love my shots. Whatever shot I take, whether it’s a stepback trey ball or a stepback mid-range. Or a floater or a layup. Whatever my shot is, I like it. Sometimes coach may not like it, but I love my shot.” – 7:36 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Anthony Edwards scores 36 in playoff debut, leads Timberwolves over Grizzlies…7:27 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards said he likes playing Memphis because they matchup up so well against each other.
“1 through 15 … to the equipment guys.” – 7:24 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Dillon Brooks said his matchup was D’Angelo Russell but when he got in foul trouble and hadn’t gotten going, he switched to Anthony Edwards. – 7:08 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Youngest player with 35+ in a playoff game:
1. Derrick Rose
2. Tyler Herro
3. Anthony Edwards
Ant did this in his first career playoff game. PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Anthony Edwards is the 4th 20-year-old to score 35+ in a playoff game, and the 3rd-youngest just ahead of Magic Johnson.  The Timberwolves took Game 1 behind Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns combining to score or assist on 82 of the Timberwolves 130 points (63%) against Memphis. PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
To a lot of questions about Anthony Edwards postgame, Chris Finch’s answer was simple: “He’s in a groove right now.” – 6:49 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Anthony Edwards in his postseason debut today:
✅ 36 PTS
✅ 6 AST
✅ 12-23 FG
✅ 8-8 FT
Only two players in NBA history have scored more points in a playoff game before turning 21 years old: Magic Johnson (42) and Tyler Herro (37). PM

Rob Mahoney @RobMahoney
Anthony Edwards is an absolute boss. In total control in his playoff debut, and of when and where and how he attacked. Just breezed into 36 against one of the NBA’s most punishing defenses. – 6:36 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
nba players during the three-point era to go for 35+ pts and 5+ assists on 60+ ts% in their playoff debut (via @stathead):
chris paul (2008)
—derrick rose (2009)
—luka doncic (2020)
—anthony edwards (2022) PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
One in the bag for the Wolves…
Wolves 130, Grizzlies 117
36 points for Anthony Edwards in a Luka-like playoffs debut for the 20 year-old.
Looking forward to chopping this all up with @Britt Robson for the postgame pod. – 6:32 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Anthony Edwards obviously has a ton of points, but he’s also been good defensively in this game, too. Has blown up a few Grizzlies actions today. – 6:20 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Ja Morant can levitate, Anthony Edwards is absolutely not scared of the moment and KAT is bouncing back from an awful game in a big way. What a fun Game 1 – 6:14 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
What’s the opposite of a deer in the headlights? A deer seeing a car coming at it at 75MPH and then inexplicably charging at the car?
That’s Anthony Edwards right now. – 6:14 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Anthony Edwards just nailed another three and went back up the court yelling, “Yeaaaaa!”
Grizzlies don’t have an answer for him – 6:13 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Anthony Edwards set Wolves high for points in playoff debut. If you’re wondering what Scottie Barnes needs to do for Raptors …
Tracy McGrady – 25
Chris Bosh – 22
Jonas Valanciunas – 17
Vince Carter – 16
DeMar DeRozan – 14
OG Anunoby – 12 – 5:50 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Anthony Edwards is the first player in a decade or two flaunting the agility & the facility on drive-thrus to evade opponents’ attempt to take a charge. God bless him!! – 5:49 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
When Anthony Edwards has it going, you wonder what the hell ANYONE is gonna do with him if he really figures it all out. – 5:46 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Anthony Edwards with some frustration towards coach Chris Finch for calling that timeout.
He thought it broke up a fast-break chance. – 5:39 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Gonna be an interesting challenge to figure out how to defend Anthony Edwards. Obv Dillon Brooks gets the priority but we’ve seen plenty of Clarke on switches, some gimmick stuff too. Edwards is making some really tough shots, too, just a big time player. – 5:30 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Anthony Edwards is unbelievable. – 5:28 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Tom Crean won just 5 SEC games with a backcourt of Anthony Edwards and Sahvir Wheeler. – 5:26 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Had no idea Anthony Edwards would be this good this soon. – 5:26 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Dillon Brooks started the first half on D’Angelo Russell. Now he’s guarding Anthony Edwards, who had 19 points in the first half.
(Russell was 1-6 in the 1st half). – 5:17 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
anthony edwards and tee morant. i very much wish i was close enough to hear whatever is being said – 5:00 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Timberwolves 65 Grizzlies 62
Anthony Edwards has 19 points, Karl Anthony-Towns has 15 points. Ja Morant has 19 to lead the Grizzlies and Dillon Brooks has 10. A good, clean first half battle so far. – 4:59 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The NBA playoffs is where budding stars become superstars. Anthony Edwards is a rising superstar and the world will see it now. PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Anthony Edwards is built for this, clearly. – 4:28 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Taylor Jenkins called Dillon Brooks “one of the aces in the hole” they the team didn’t have in the regular season. He said Brooks will alternate between guarding D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards – 1:51 PM

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