Anthony Edwards Matches LeBron James, Kevin Durant Feat in Wolves' Loss to Grizzlies

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVMay 6, 2021

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LeBron James and Kevin Durant are not exactly bad company to keep.

Those are the names Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards found himself beside following Wednesday's 139-135 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The 19-year-old finished with 42 points, seven assists and six rebounds behind a blistering 8-of-9 shooting from deep.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, James and Durant are the only other teenagers in NBA history to finish a game with a 40-5-5 stat line.

He and James are also the only two teenagers to reach the 40-point mark in multiple games:

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Teenagers with multiple 40+ point games in NBA history:<br><br>3 - @KingJames <br>2 - @theantedwards_ <br><br>That's the list. pic.twitter.com/40JgPT6pul

Edwards entered Wednesday's game averaging 18.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists a night and could very well be on his way to the Rookie of the Year. He has now scored 25 or more points in three straight contests.

Wednesday was quite the statement as he attempts to hold off LaMelo Ball in the race to be named the league's top rookie.


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