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Anthony Edwards cited for throwing chair, hitting security guard after Game 5 loss

DENVER NUGGETS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES, NBA PLAYOFFS

DENVER, CO - APRIL 25: Anthony Edwards (1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves stands during a break in action in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena in Denver on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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It was a moment of frustration and may have been unintentional, but it still earned Anthony Edwards a citation.

Edwards missed a potential game-tying three at the buzzer that could have extended the Timberwolves’ season and he sprinted off the court afterward, and then picked up a padded folding chair and threw it with a spin, hitting a security guard.

Edwards was given a citation after the game. Denver police confirmed the incident and citation Denver Sports 104.3 The Fan.

Denver Police Department’s Jay Casillas told Denver Sports on Wednesday that Edwards swung a folding chair and struck two women who were working at the time. Police say both women were injured, neither seriously.

Denver Police reportedly held the T-Wolves bus up following the game to cite Edwards, according to a source on the scene.


“We are aware of the alleged incident regarding Anthony Edwards following Game 5 in Denver and are in the process of gathering more information. We have no further comment at this moment,” the Timberwolves said in a statement.

While Edwards emerged as the cornerstone of the Timberwolves this season — not the future but the present of this team — he still shows moments of immaturity. Running off the court without shaking hands after the series and throwing a chair follows that pattern for the 21-year-old.