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.
Edwards' final shot hit the rim and missed, which would have sent Game 5 into overtime. Although the dynamo helped the team to an early lead, the Timberwolves were ultimately unable to replicate their inspired performance in Game 4 that resulted in an unlikely win. 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. However, the new core had troubles gelling as a cohesive whole, and injuries to Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns during the regular season did not help matters.