Andrew Wiggins at high altitude

If we didn’t know, before the meeting, that he had taken a bruised left ankle in Game 2, we wouldn’t be able to guess. Andrew Wiggins has indeed shone in Game 3, with 27 points and 11 rebounds (6 offensive), as well as a memorable action, a great dunk, over Luka Doncic.

It’s simply the best game of his playoff career, by far. How do you explain your history?

“I stayed focused”He limits himself to commenting at a press conference. “I stayed aggressive. Each match, each series is a new challenge, with an opponent that changes, a basketball that is not the same. »

The former Wolves did not say much more about his performance in attack. So it is the others who speak best about it. Did Draymond Green see anything special this Sunday in Dallas with his teammate?

“It’s the same as since the start of the playoffs”secure inside. “Offensively he is aggressive, he attacks the circle, he takes outside shots. He will look for offensive rebounds, more possessions. He was strong in the playoffs and that’s great. It was huge for us. »

“We repeat: forget about the tray, go to the nailed”

All-Star in February for the first time in his career, Andrew Wiggins had a more difficult second half of the season. Yet in the playoffs, when he has almost no experience at this level (a mere first round in 2018 with the Wolves), he seems comfortable. He delivers on defense and rebounding, and on offense he makes the necessary shots to support Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In short, the perfect lieutenant.

“100%”answers Draymond Green when asked if he sees a different Andrew Wiggins in the playoffs, as he has for nearly ten years. “This player was criticized, considered apathetic, we heard all about him. And there, at the highest level, there he is. It’s wonderful to see him evolve to this level. It was like that at the beginning of the season, which is why he became an All-Star. There was a bit of a lull after the All-Star Game, which was to be expected since he was the first. »

The Warriors are now one win away from the Finals and with 20.7 points and 7 rebounds per game in this series, the winger has hurt the Texans. “He is playing at a great level. He is a talented player, an All-Star. He does very well what the team asks of him.”observes Jason Kidd.

The icing on the cake: this great dunk against Luka Doncic, of course. The referees had called an offensive foul first, but the Warriors called for the “challenge” and won.

“Absolutely incredible” comments Draymond Green. “He’s been attacking like this since the start of the playoffs. We repeat: Forget the layup, go for the dunk. He’s pulled off a few billboards in these playoffs. This one, on Doncic, is even more eye-catching. A billboard on a superstar, weighs more.” . It was incredible. “

Andrew Wiggins Percentage bounces
Station Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Soon P.S party in you bp Connecticut Points
2014-15 MIN 82 36 43.7 31.0 76.0 1.6 2.9 4.6 2.1 23 1.1 2.2 0.6 16.9
2015-16 MIN 81 35 45.9 30.0 76.1 1.3 23 3.6 2.0 2.0 1.0 23 0.6 20.7
2016-17 MIN 82 37 45.2 35.6 76.0 1.2 2.8 4.0 23 2.2 1.0 23 0.4 23.6
2017-18 MIN 82 36 43.8 33.1 64.3 1.0 3.4 4.4 2.0 2.0 1.1 1.7 0.6 17.7
2018-19 MIN 73 35 41.2 33.9 69.9 1.1 3.7 4.8 2.5 2.1 1.0 1.9 0.7 18.1
2019-20* All the teams 54 3. 4 44.7 33.2 70.9 1.2 3.9 5.1 3.7 2.4 0.8 2.4 1.0 21.8
2019-20* MIN 42 35 44.4 33.1 72.0 1.1 4.1 5.2 3.7 2.4 0.7 2.6 0.9 22.4
2019-20* SAINT 12 3. 4 45.7 33.9 67.2 1.5 3.1 4.6 3.6 2.2 1.3 2.1 1.4 19.4
2020-21 SAINT 71 33 47.7 38.0 71.4 1.2 3.7 4.9 2.4 2.2 0.9 1.8 1.0 18.6
2021-22 SAINT 73 32 46.6 39.3 63.4 1.2 3.3 4.5 2.2 2.2 1.0 1.5 0.7 17.2
Total 598 35 44.8 35.0 72.3 1.2 3.2 4.4 23 2.2 1.0 2.0 0.7 19.3

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