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Anthony Edwards becomes youngest player in NBA history with 10 3-pointers in game

The Wolves' young star set the team record for 3s in a game and reached 2,000 career points in fewer games than any player in franchise history.

Anthony Edwards lights up the Nuggets for 38 points on 14-of-21 shooting, including 10-of-14 from 3-point range.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards put on an absolute show Wednesday night, taking down reigning Kia MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets 124-107 to help the Wolves earn their second straight win.

Edwards was on another level, pouring in a game-high 38 points while shooting 66.7% from the field. It was his second-highest point total this season; he had 48 points in the Timberwolves’ 123-110 loss to the Warriors on Nov. 10.

Even more impressive? His 3-point shooting. The former No. 1 pick knocked down 10 of his 14 3-point attempts, setting a franchise record and becoming the youngest NBA player ever with 10 3s in a game. Edwards, 20, breaks the previous record set in 2015 by Kyrie Irving at age 22.

No one has hit more from beyond the arc in an NBA game this season.

Edwards is averaging 22.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists this season. Edwards also recorded his 2,000th career point in Wednesday’s victory, joining Luka Doncic, Blake Griffin and LeBron James as the fourth active player with at least 2,000 points, 400 rebounds and 300 assists in his first 100 career games.

Following his stellar performance, Edwards reflected on reaching such major milestones while also enjoying every moment.

A dominant performance by Edwards and his supporting cast, the Timberwolves led by as many as 20 points in the first half and took a 75-61 lead into the intermission. They put up the most first-half points by a Nuggets opponent this season, converting 16 of their first 29 shots from deep. Additionally, the Wolves’ 16 made 3-pointers in the first half were the most by any NBA team this season.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.