It was a night to remember for Andrew Wiggins yesterday after he showed up against the Boston Celtics in style. The Golden State Warriors took home the win to take the lead in the series. The win was made possible by a collective team effort, notably from Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson together with Stephen Curry, even though it was not his best night.
The Maple Jordan saved his best game so far in his career when the Warriors needed it the most. He made 26 points on the night, together with 13 rebounds and 2 assists. It was the second time in his career that he had recorded consecutive double-double games.
Andrew Wiggins reflects on the winning culture in Bay Area
Andrew Wiggins made his NBA debut in 2014, the year in which he made a strong start. The forward won Rookie of the Year that season. However, he couldn’t progress his game from there despite being with the Timberwolves for 8 seasons. Wiggins was traded to the Warriors in a controversial situation which caused him to be unhappy with his former team’s management.
The move to The Bay has been working out as he found his feet after a couple of seasons since his move in 2020. The Canadian star has helped GSW to the NBA Finals this year and has been putting consistently dominant performances to prove his haters wrong. The 27-year-old feels welcomed by his franchise and he cannot express how grateful he is to them. Wiggins stated why the Warriors are a good match for him after the game.Wiggins also went on to mention that he wants to remain with the Dubs when he claimed, “I feel like being here.. it’s such a winning culture”.
His comments on them have reminded everyone of the journey he has been on. The former T-Wolves forward had to constantly prove himself to everyone in the league to justify his pick number. However, Andrew has been a breakthrough for the Warriors this season, where he has been one of their best players.
The Warriors team has helped him to identify his forte to bring out the best in him. Wiggins has also been exceptional to translate this into on-court success this season. He has averaged 16.4 points, 7.5 rebounds & 1.7 assists per game this time around. GSW’s support for Wiggins seems to have been persuasive enough to make him stay with them despite interest from elsewhere.