The Minnesota Timberwolves season ended in heartbreaking fashion, but Anthony Edwards will have to face the law after his actions immediately after a Game 5 loss.
After the team’s series-clinching loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard could be seen picking up a chair and swinging it in anger. However, he did not realize that he struck people with that chair.
It reportedly struck a security guard in the back. Then the thrown chair also hit a second worker. Both employees were injured and asked to file charges.
He has now been cited for third-degree assault that carries a punishment of up to 18 months in Jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
After his last-second three to tie the game went long off the rim, Edwards sprinted for the tunnel near the Wolves’ locker room. He didn’t stay around to say congratulations to the Nuggets.
If he had done that, this situation would’ve never happened. Now it may cost him big time.
Edwards, who played in 79 regular-season games through multiple injuries, made his first All-Star appearance and seemed to hit another gear in this playoff series. Edwards became the offensive engine of a team that took risks this season, including trading for Rudy Gobert this offseason and acquiring Mike Conley at the trade deadline.
Edwards logged 29 points (13-27 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 40 minutes during Tuesday’s 112-109 loss to the Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.