Grizzlies' Taylor Jenkins dishes on Anthony Edwards following loss to Wolves

Memphis Grizzlies v Minnesota Timberwolves
Memphis Grizzlies v Minnesota Timberwolves / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

Wednesday evening, the Memphis Grizzlies took on the surging Minnesota Timberwolves on the road in front of a pact and raucous crowd at Target Center.

A rather close and consistently competitive contest throughout all 48 minutes, both teams were seen going blow for blow until the final quarter of action when the Wolves and, namely, Anthony Edwards, took command.

Clamping down defensively, Chris Finch's squad forced Memphis into difficult possessions and held them to a mere 26.3 percent shooting from the floor over the last 12 minutes and, in the end, outpaced them 22-16, paving the way to a 110-101 victory.

As noted, the main catalyst for Minnesota was their star guard Edwards, who, following the game, received ample praise from Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins during his press conference when asked by a reporter what, in specific, makes him so hard for teams to play against.

Taylor Jenkins praises Anthony Edwards after Wolves win over Grizzlies

"[Anthony Edwards] can score at all three levels and when he embraces that take-over mentality he's a heck of a player."

Taylor Jenkins

Amid the best season of his already illustrious four-year professional career, Wednesday, Edwards proved to coach Jenkins and the Grizzlies as a whole just why he seems slated for his first All-NBA nod.

Logging just shy of 40 minutes on the night, the 22-year-old posted an electrifying stat line of 34 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, and a block while shooting 52.4 percent from the field.

This latest outing marked the fourth and final contest where the two clubs will square off against one another during the 2023-24 campaign, with Minnesota claiming a 4-0 sweep while Edwards averaged 21.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists throughout.