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Anthony Edwards’ viral quote about Nikola Jokic after the Timberwolves-Nuggets game

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On Tuesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves played the Denver Nuggets (in Colorado) for Game 5 of their second-round playoff series.

The Nuggets won by a score of 112-97 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.

Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic was incredible, finishing with 40 points, seven rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and one block while shooting 15/22 from the field and 2/3 from three-point range in 41 minutes of playing time.

After the game, Anthony Edwards met with the media and his quote about Jokic went viral (h/t Ben Golliver of The Washington Post).

Edwards: “He’s the MVP, he’s the best player in the NBA, and he’s shown that the last three games, three games in a row. He was special tonight. I have to give him his flowers. I don’t know. He was that guy tonight.”

Edwards is also coming off an excellent 2024 NBA postseason.

The former UGA star finished the loss with 18 points, four rebounds, nine assists and one steal while shooting 5/15 from the field and 1/5 from three-point range in 44 minutes of playing time.

May 14, 2024;  Denver, Colorado, USA;

May 14, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Game 6 of the series will be played Thursday night at the Target Center in Minnesota.

Whoever wins the series will advance to the Western Conference Finals and face the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Dallas Mavericks.

That series is tied at 2-2 with Game 5 in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.

Edwards was the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and is in his fourth season in the league.