Anthony Edwards and shorthanded Timberwolves flying high after dunk of the year

Mar 18, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) dunks
Mar 18, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) dunks / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves got a hard-fought win on Monday night in Utah, 114-104. It’ll be a quick turnaround as they head home to take on the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. The teams are currently tied for second place in the Western Conference at 47-21, trailing the Thunder by just half a game for the top seed.

The Wolves will be missing their starting frontcourt due to injury, and running on tired legs after playing on no rest coming off a tough stop in Utah. It puts a bit of a damper on what should be a marquee matchup and a potential West playoff preview.

But the T-Wolves will be riding some sort of high as their superstar Anthony Edwards unleashed one of the most vicious in-game dunks these eyes have ever seen. Ant caught the ball on the run in transition and went up, over, and right through poor John Collins.

Edwards absolutely brutalized the Jazz forward, who perhaps regrets standing his ground and contesting the dunk. After witnessing this fatality I’m sure nobody would have blamed Collins for making a business decision.

Collins even left the game with a head injury after the play, but luckily it was not a concussion, just a bruise. The fans appreciate him for attempting to block Edwards, taking the punishment, and ultimately ending up on the wrong end of one of the highlights of the year in the NBA.

Take a minute and bask in the glory of this dunk from every angle. Appreciate the athletic brilliance of Ant, and pour one out for John Collins; R.I.P. to him.

The Wolves will need a lot more of those heroics from Edwards if they are going to stay competitive against the Nuggets without their entire frontcourt rotation. Ant put up 32 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists in their win over Utah. He’ll need an even better performance Tuesday night against the Nuggets.

The teams still face each other two more times this regular season after Tuesday night. Hopefully, the Wolves can get healthy and we can see these teams battle it out close to full strength.