WATCH: LEAKED video shows Anthony Edwards staring down Nikola Jokic for confronting celebration

Anthony Edwards and his teammates sent the defending champions home after winning a thrilling Game 7.

WATCH: LEAKED video shows Anthony Edwards staring down Nikola Jokic for confronting celebration

Nikola Jokic confronts Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Anthony Edwards for taunting the Denver Nuggets fans with a wave

Anthony Edwards has been leading the trash-talking and taunting in this year’s playoffs. Naturally, he reserves the best of his words when he is in a position to win. The Minnesota Timberwolves superstar let out one of those taunts during the closing minutes of Game 7 of the playoff series against the Denver Nuggets. Leading to a confrontation with Nikola Jokic as revealed by a leaked video.

What basically transpired was that once the Nuggets missed a three-pointer and Edwards picked up the rebound, he dribbled near the sideline and waved to the Nuggets crowd. A couple of seconds later, when a foul was called on a needless end of game dunk attempt, Jokic came up to Edwards and had this back-and-forth with him;

“Hey. Why, why?”: Nikola Jokic

“Why what?”: Anthony Edwards

“Why did you wave at the crowd?”: Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic and Anthony Edwards conversation

As the camera did not pan to Edwards, it is not known what he said. However, it is clear he pointed at the scoreboard. It was to justify him waving to crowd, indicating that it’s time to go home.

Anthony Edwards was on fire with his taunts all throughout the series. In the three games the Denver Nuggets won, he was naturally quiet. However, when Game 6 turned around, he again resorted to his antics by taunting the Nuggets crowd.

In this situation, it seems Nikola Jokic knew that his fans were already emotionally beaten up. For the Minnesota Timberwolves superstar to continue pouring salt on those wounds with that wave, hit harder for the 3-time league MVP.

Anthony Edwards will face a different matchup against Dallas Mavericks

Unlike their first two opponents in the playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks pose a different challenge altogether. They have three players who can score from anywhere on the court. The Mavericks are instead on a hot streak. This will put a lot of strain on the perimeter defense of the Timberwolves.

Slightly similar to what the Phoenix Suns posed, but the Suns were not even playing at half their usual ability. Moreover, unlike the Suns, the Dallas Mavericks possess two of the best ball handlers in the league. It is highly likely all those handles themselves will tire down the Timberwolves’ perimeter defense.

But it does leave the Timberwolves at an advantage with their Bigs. It will be an interesting matchup when the series commences on Wednesday.

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