NBA: Anthony Edwards saves Timberwolves in win over Sixers

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Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half at the Wells Fargo Center on November 19, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half at the Wells Fargo Center on November 19, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Edwards scored a team-high 25 points, but his most important play of the night came when he disrupted a potential, lead-changing fastbreak attempt to preserve the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 112-109 win over the host Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

It was the Wolves’ third consecutive road victory.

Minnesota led by as many as 20 points in the final game of its four-game road swing but surrendered a 19-5 run over the last eight-plus minutes of regulation.

De’Anthony Melton pulled Philadelphia to within a 110-109 margin, connecting on three of his 19 points with 29.1 seconds remaining.

Melton then stole the ball from Edwards on the ensuing Timberwolves possession…

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