Anthony Edwards Still Delusional About Timberwolves' Chances vs Mavericks

The Minnesota Timberwolves star is naively optimistic despite his team's 3-0 deficit.
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The Dallas Mavericks are only one win away from reaching the NBA Finals. After they took care of business in Minnesota, coming away with two wins, the Mavs didn't make a mistake at home against the Timberwolves on Sunday night, extending their series lead to 3-0.

Luka Doncic continues to be a massive problem for Minnesota, averaging 32.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game on 46% shooting from the field and 41% from three. The Timberwolves haven't had an answer for him in three games as they tried everything, including double-teaming, switching, and drop coverage.

Unlike the OKC Thunder series, Kyrie Irving joined him in carrying the offensive load, averaging 27.7 points per game on a whopping 52.5% shooting from the field.

On the other hand, Anthony Edwards of Minnesota has failed to keep up with Doncic and Irving. He is struggling to hit his threes and finish around the basket as he has only made 38.6% of his shot attempts through three games.

Yet, the 22-year-old still thinks his team has a chance against the red-hot Mavericks. According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, Edwards was still adamant that Minnesota could beat the Mavericks after Game 3.

"Time to make history, fellas. I still don’t feel like they can beat us, bro. We haven’t all been clicking at one time. One game. One game."

Edwards to his teammates after Game 3

According to the reporting, Edwards challenged his teammates in the locker room to rise to the occasion and make history.

Saying, "I don't feel like they can beat us" about a team that just beat you three times in a row in the past week is certainly interesting.

No team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series. Only four teams have ever forced a Game 7 but none of them was able to complete the comeback, so Edwards has history against him in his claim.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, Dallas is a -130 favorite to win Game 4 and sweep the series. They're also massive -3500 favorites to win the series, demonstrating how big of a mountain Anthony Edwards & co. have to climb.

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