Anthony Edwards dropped 41 points to propel the Minnesota Timberwolves (38-16) to a commanding 121-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers (15-38).

Rudy Gobert contributed a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns overcame early foul trouble to add 13 points for Minnesota.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker provided crucial support off the bench with 18 points, including several key three-pointers down the stretch to help secure the victory for the Timberwolves.

Deandre Ayton led the scoring for the Blazers with 22 points and 16 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to halt their five-game losing streak.

The Timberwolves established an early lead, but the Blazers fought back, narrowing the gap to just two points in the third quarter before Edwards ignited a decisive run to extend Minnesota’s lead.

Despite missing key players due to injuries, the Blazers put up a valiant effort, with Anfernee Simons returning to action and contributing 20 points to the team’s offensive efforts. Dalano Banton added 16 off the bench.