Anthony Edwards soars for block, scores 44 in Wolves' win at Indiana

Anthony Edwards #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates after beating the Indiana Pacers 113-111 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on March 07, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. ((Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images))

Tuesday night, Anthony Edwards showed up late for the opening tip-off against the Portland Trail Blazers at Target Center.

Friday night, he more than made up for it as the Timberwolves started a six-game road trip with a 113-111 win over the Indiana Pacers. Edwards had 44 points, six rebounds and three assists, and skied for a game-sealing block as the Pacers were looking for a lay-up to send the game to overtime.

Edwards had other ideas, jumping so high for the block that his head hit the backboard. He also landed hard on his right wrist, but said after the game he's fine and will play Friday night at Cleveland.

"I was like Man, I'm finna go get this. I ain't never jumped that high in my life," Edwards told Bally Sports North after the win.

Earlier Friday, the Timberwolves learned that Karl-Anthony Towns is out indefinitely with a meniscus injury in his left knee. The severity has not been disclosed, but it couldn’t come at a worse time with the Timberwolves chasing the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday night Towns will have surgery, and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. The hope is he can return at some point in the Western Conference Playoffs.

For at least one night, Edwards carried the Timberwolves to a critical road win. They improve to 44-19 and remain atop the West by a half game over the Oklahoma City Thunder.