Original title: Edwards anticlimactic 30-point series has surprises and exposes shortcomings
On April 30, Beijing time, the 2021-22 NBA playoffs continued. The Grizzlies reversed the Timberwolves 114-106 away with a total score of 4-2 and eliminated their opponents and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals. In the semifinals, the Grizzlies will meet the Warriors on a narrow road.
On the Timberwolves side, Edwards scored 30 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
In the last game, Edwards had made a key equalizing three-pointer, but also because of the blind grab, Morant’s final lore.
After the game, Edwards took the initiative to take responsibility and reflect on his performance, and his introspective and daring temperament also quickly had a positive impact in today’s G6.
In the first quarter, the two sides quickly launched a confrontation without too much testing. During this period, Edwards used a pull-up jumper and a breakthrough layup to break the deadlock for the team. After that, his foul free throws and three-pointers went into the net again.
Later in this section, after a breakthrough layup and a pull-up jumper, Hua Zi has scored 13 points. This is not over yet. There are only 1 minute and 09 seconds left in the single quarter. Hua Zi seized the opponent’s defensive hesitation and pulled out a three-pointer to enter the net. In a single quarter, he scored 16 points by himself, which greatly boosted the team and the home team. audience’s emotions.
Although there are ups and downs, in general, in this round, Edwards has played the most stable one of the three giants of the Wolves. In the second quarter, Edwards made another three-pointer, and he also succeeded in making a foul free throw from the outside. He scored 20 points in the half. It was also under his leadership that the Wolves maintained their suppression of the Grizzlies.
But obviously, for Edwards’ outbreak, the Grizzlies have been wary. Entering the second half, Hua Zi had a very difficult time from catching the ball to shooting.
In the final quarter, Edwards once again used his personal ability to hit a three-pointer from the outside. However, too many individual singles obviously contradicted the tactical requirements of the Timberwolves. During the period when the Grizzlies fought back fiercely, it was also this kind of inefficient singles. Obsession, disintegrating the last layer of the Wolves’ psychological defense.
Edwards remained on the court in the final stages of the game, obviously frustrated by the result. But after all, this is only the second season of Hua Zi’s career. This season, he has proved his potential, especially in the playoffs, he also played superstar-level basketball at certain times.
Although this kind of superstar output cannot be maintained for a long time, although, at the technical and psychological level, Edwards still has many shortcomings. But after a round of baptism in the playoffs, Hua Zi should learn a lot of lessons and experience from it. He is still very young, and he still has huge room for improvement and a bright future.
In the future, as long as Edwards follows a correct path, constantly corrects defects and polishes his skills, maybe he will become a better player, and maybe in the future, he will be the core figure that the Wolves should rely on. (Poirot)Return to Sohu, see more
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