It technically doesn’t count, but Anthony Edwards threw down what will be the dunk of the season on Wednesday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves forward threw down a ridiculous, epic dunk over Miami Heat guard Gabe Vincent in their 113-101 win at the Target Center. The dunk was incredible, and sent Vincent to the floor in what would’ve been a wild poster.
The feat, however, was called off. Vincent drew a charge.
Now, to be fair, it was a charge. Vincent got in front of Edwards and was outside the restricted zone in time, making the play a pretty clear charge. While it can be debated whether he was completely set or not, the official stuck with his call.
But still, many — including Edwards — didn’t think it made sense to call a charge in that situation.
“If I’m refereeing that game and you dunk on someone like that, I’m not calling a charge,” Edwards said, . “And you at home? I’m not calling a charge.”
Even though his dunk didn’t count, Edwards still had a night to remember. He put up 33 points and had a career-high 14 rebounds in the win. Malik Beasley added 29 off the bench for Minnesota, too, and D’Angelo Russell finished with 20.
The Timberwolves have now won five straight, too — all of which came by double figures, something the team has only done twice before in history.
“It was a great night,” Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said, . “The guys were amped up to play, for all the obvious reasons. Good team, personal battles, big crowd. The crowd was electric, phenomenal.”
If only the slam would’ve counted.