D’Angelo Russell sealed the game, a 109-107 win, for the Timberwolves with his key layup.

But the Timberwolves wouldn’t have been in that position if it weren’t for young star Anthony Edwards.

The 20-year-old exploded with 40 points, 14 of which came in the fourth quarter, helping Minnesota win back-to-back games in Portland for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

He also packed the stat sheet with nine rebounds, three steals and three blocks, but zero assists.

This is the second 40-point game of his season and the fourth of his career, tying him for the second-most games of 40 or more for players before their 21st birthday.

“He has that mindset. He believes he can win any battle, any game, any matchup.” Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch said after the game. “We’ve seen some of those kinds of performances this season. Not only was he in his 40s, but when we needed him most, he was making big shots.”

The Timberwolves made their big comeback run in the third quarter after trailing by a game-high 13 points, outscoring the hosts 27-12 in the final nine minutes of the period.

Their fight helped them lead by their biggest margin of seven with four minutes to go, however they appeared to have let go when CJ McCollum tied things up with 10.2 seconds remaining.

In the end, they held their nerve and won on that goal call. This comeback win is Minnesota’s 24th of the season, surpassing their tally of 23 from last season.