As the Golden State Warriors patiently await the return of Klay Thompson, the players on the roster are making sure the team stays competitive every other night. One such player is Andrew Wiggins, who put on a scintillating display in their last outing against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wiggins took over the game for the Warriors, doing everything possible to make sure the Warriors get the dub, including throwing it down hard twice on Karl-Anthony Towns. He started the game going 10-of-10 from the field, finishing with 35 points and four rebounds while shooting 73.7% from the field.
When asked which of the dunks he liked best during the post-game presser, he said:
"Man, I don't know. I liked them both, they were both on KAT."
Although Anthony Edwards was the best performer on the night with 48 points, the Wolves still lost to the in-form Warriors 123-110. Wiggins led the charge with contributions from Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole.
A mood dampener on the night was when Draymond Green exited the game after 21 minutes with a right thigh contusion. But the Warriors comfortably got the win without him.
The Canadian was asked how he felt playing against his former teammates, and if it was a revenge game for him. He had this to say:
"No, not a revenge game. A well-played game against a former team. A fun game. That's all it was."
The Warriors are yet to see the best of Wiggins but they've maintained their trust in him. Although he's yet to hit top form, the small forward has continued to deliver for the Warriors, especially on occasions when the team needs a spark on both ends of the floor.
The energy around the Warriors is infectious, and any player can catch fire at any time, which makes them such a dangerous team to play against. In their game against the Atlanta Hawks three nights ago, it was Curry's turn to light it up for the Warriors. He scored 50 points and registered 10 assists, becoming the oldest player in league history to put up such numbers.
Wiggins is currently the third-best scorer on the team, averaging 17.4 points in the Warriors' 10-1 run so far this season.