5 Standout statistics from Minnesota's Game 1 win

Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets - Game One
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1. Anthony Edwards 43-point game

"[Anthony Edwards] is the best two-way guard in the NBA," said Stephen A. Smith who's now siding with the Timberwolves after Saturday's victory. "He's the complete package," said NBA Champion Dirk Nowitzki.

The Timberwolves superstar is hearing the praise after Game 1, and rightfully so. Edwards scored 43 points, knocking down 17-of-29 field goals, 3-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc, and all six free-throws.

Edwards continues to make headlines as he ascends to superstardom. The young Wolf is one of seven players to score 40-plus multiple times before turning 23. He's one of two players younger than 23 years old to record back-to-back 40-plus playoff games. Most importantly, Edwards's 43-point performance set the Timberwolves franchise record for most points scored in a playoff game.

The Wolves guard has officially taken the league by storm. Now competing in the Conference Semifinals against the reigning NBA Champions, Edwards is playing his best basketball.

Scoring 43 points is one thing, but doing so while recording a true shooting percentage of 68.0 percent is phenomenal. Edwards scored from everywhere on the floor. He knocked down three 3-pointers, seven shots from the mid-range, and another seven shots at the rim.

Edwards now ranks third all-time in playoff points per game. The Timberwolves star has the highest true shooting percentage amongst the top 10. Despite a small sample size, the league's been put on notice as Edwards is already a star at just 22 years of age.