The Warriors beat the Raptors despite a terrible shooting night from guard Stephen Curry, in large part because forward Andrew Wiggins stepped up and led the team in scoring with 17, and he also tied a career high with four blocks, according to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Wiggins has seemingly settled into his role on the Warriors. He’s not the top dog, and he’s free to be himself on the floor and use his athleticism, not just his shooing and scoring. Look at him do work, courtesy of Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
He also had a hand in the face of Pascal Siakam as he missed the potential game-winner. It’s quite the twist to Wiggins’ career. He’s been known almost exclusively as an offensive player, after being drafted No. 1 by Cleveland, before being traded to the Timberwolves. He’s aware of the criticism, and has used that to fuel the fire a bit, apparently.
Wiggins was a huge factor in the Warriors’ win, which was an important step for the team given Curry’s troubles. There’s a lot of season to go, and Wiggins looks to be settling in for a solid campaign.
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