Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Takes Backhanded Shot at Anthony Edwards on Instagram

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This past Saturday, a showdown between the NBA’s rising stars unfolded at the Target Center, featuring Anthony Edwards and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The game remained closely contested from start to finish, but a late 4th-quarter surge led the Thunder to a five-point victory over the Timberwolves.

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SGA delivered a standout performance with 33 points, six assists, and two rebounds, while Edwards contributed 19 points, five rebounds, and five assists. After being fouled on a three-point attempt with just three seconds left on the clock, Ant had a chance to send the game to overtime with three free throws. But he missed all three, giving the Thunder the victory.

Anthony Edwards brought his frustrations into the locker room, where he had a very awkward interview, calling out Shai Gilgeous Alexander for all the foul calls he gets. A postgame rant that was outside the spectrum of what we usually see from the young blossoming superstar.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Claps Back at Anthony Edwards

Gilgeous-Alexander, who is also known for his clever Instagram captions, took a slight shot back at Anthony Edwards in his most recent post. The caption reads, “they talk about me for my post game, not my postgame”, clearly referring to the attention surrounding Ant’s postgame interview.

Rivalry For Years To Come?

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Given Edwards is just 22 and Gilgeous-Alexander is 25, combined with the fact that they are in the same division and conference, we can anticipate witnessing this matchup frequently over the next decade.

The Thunder and Wolves play each other only one more time this season (Jan. 29) before possibly meeting in the playoffs again. Here’s how their 2023-24 series stands right now.

Regular Season Series
OKC leads 2-1
Gm 1 Timberwolves 106, Thunder 103
Gm 2 Thunder 129, Timberwolves 106
Gm 3 Thunder 102, Timberwolves 97
Gm 4 Timberwolves @ Thunder (Jan. 29)
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