Edwards powers Wolves past Wizards with career-high 51-point performance

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves overcame an ugly first quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 130-121 at the Target Center.

Minnesota trailed by as many as 21 points in the first and allowed 44 points in the frame. However, Anthony Edwards turned up the heat the rest of the way to lead Minnesota to a come-from-behind win. Edwards poured in 51 points during the victory, while Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 23 off the bench. Rudy Gobert chipped in 19 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks.

Minnesota is still tied with Denver for first place in the West at 55-24. The Wolves visit Denver on Wednesday night with tip set for 9 p.m. and game coverage available on ESPN.

In other team news, Karl-Anthony Towns was cleared for full-contact action yesterday.