Anthony Edwards cited for assault after Game 5 loss

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According to the Denver Police Department on Wednesday, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards was cited for third-degree assault after allegedly swinging a chair that struck two female employees following the team’s series-ending loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night in Game 5 at Ball Arena. Edwards swung a folding chair, injuring the employees, as he headed toward the Wolves’ locker room after the loss. The injuries were not serious, according to Denver police spokesman Jay Casillas, who told ESPN. The Wolves released a statement Wednesday night, saying they are aware of the alleged incident and are gathering more information. Edwards has a court date scheduled for June 9 in Denver. Third-degree assault is a class one misdemeanor in the state of Colorado and is defined as “knowingly or recklessly” causing bodily injury. If convicted, Edwards faces possible jail time and a fine of up to $1,000. Denver won the first-round NBA playoff series against Minnesota 112-109 on Tuesday night in five games. Edwards missed the tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer. ESPN’s Andrew Lopez contributed to this report.

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