Anthony Edwards cited for third-degree assault after throwing chair after Timberwolves loss

Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards was cited for third-degree assault by the Denver Police Department after he threw a chair aside while leaving the arena after Minnesota’s Game 5 loss to the Nuggets, Denver police confirmed.

Edwards missed a shot at the buzzer that could have sent the game into overtime. When he hit the backboard, ending Minnesota’s season, the 21-year-old guard headed for the exit. A video circulating on social media shows Edwards throwing a chair, sending it in the direction of a pair of Ball Arena employees.

According to Denver Police, it was reported that “while Edwards was walking from court to the locker room at the conclusion of the game, he swung a folding chair and struck two women who were working at the time. Both women were injured, and at the time it was reported that the injuries were not serious.”

The Timberwolves returned to Minnesota on Wednesday. The team issued the following statement: “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 time.”

Edwards is expected to participate in an end-of-season interview with the media later this week.

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