Rollin' In The Rye

Andrew Wiggins puts JaVale McGee on a poster with a monster dunk

Andrew Wiggins should in the running for dunk of the year after his monster throw down against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

With the Warriors up 80-69 in the 3rd quarter, the Minnesota Timberwolves were looking to cut the lead to single digits. That’s when Wiggins would take matters into his own hands at Oracle Arena. After making a quick jab step to his right, Wiggins blew past Andre Iguodala and headed towards the rim with a full head of steam. It seemed like JaVale McGee was going to get to the rim first, which would give him a great shot at altering Wiggins’ approach. Unfortunately for McGee, Wiggins would rise over the top and slam it all over the Warriors defender – quieting the home fans with 2:30 remaining in the quarter.

The poster dunk from Wiggins would lead to some momentum for the Wolves, but it wouldn’t last long with the Warriors eventually pulling away with a 115-102 victory.

Wiggins had a shaky outing in the loss, finishing with 16 points on 6-15 FG, to go along with 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal. The 21-year-old has been pretty productive this season, averaging a career-high 24 points on 43 FG%, to go along with 4.1 rebounds, and 2 assists in 36 minutes a game. Despite his squad’s 5-10 record, Wiggins has continued to establish himself as one of the brightest spots on their roster by producing at a high-level on a consistent basis.

The youngster will have a chance to lead his squad to a victory as soon as tomorrow, when the Timberwolves travel back home to take on the Utah Jazz with tip-off scheduled at 8:00 p.m. EST.


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