‘We never clicked’ – Anthony Edwards laments after Timberwolves postseason exit

‘We never clicked’ – Anthony Edwards laments after Timberwolves postseason exit

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards said the team never seemed to get going throughout their Western Conference Finals series against the Dallas Mavericks.

The 22-year-old, who has had an amazing run this postseason, finished with 28 points at the Target Center on Thursday night, but the Timberwolves still fell to Dallas 124-103 in Game 5 of the West Finals as they bow out of the playoffs with a 4-1 series defeat.

Edwards also added nine rebounds and six assists, but the former No. 1 pick, who had a disappointed look on his face, bemoaned the team’s inability to play as one all through the series.

“We never clicked all together as a team in this series, not even one game,” Edwards said. “I think that was the main thing.

“In the last two series, we were all clicking at one time, making shots and stuff. It wasn’t clicking at one time here.”

However, it wasn’t all doom for Edwards, who led the Timberwolves to a historic postseason run where they returned to the Conference Finals for the first time in two decades.

“It’s fun, man; I love it. I wish we could still play,” Edwards, who scored at least 25 points for the 15th time in 27 career playoff games, said about Minnesota’s postseason performance.

“I wish we were going back to Dallas for Game 6,” he added. “But those guys came out, and they competed at a high level. And like I said, man, big shout out to them. But it’s super fun, and I’m looking forward to being back in this situation next year.”

Although the Timberwolves are out of the playoffs, they can be proud of themselves and what they have achieved this season, which started with a 56-26 regular-season record to finish third in the West.

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