Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (Toronto, ON) ended a historic week in a big way.
In his team's 108-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, the former No. 1 overall pick tied the best scoring half of his career with 25 points in the first half. Wiggins was 8-for-16 from the field, 3-for-7 from deep and 6-for-6 from the free throw line in under 21 minutes of action.
Andrew Wiggins ties a career-high in a half with 25 PTS for the @Timberwolves! #AllEyesNorth pic.twitter.com/AZ13rGF0GS- NBA (@NBA) January 6, 2019
This big performance came just days after the 23-year-old moved up to third on the franchise's all-time scoring list.
The 23-year-old continues to rise in the record books @22wiggins 👏 pic.twitter.com/xtWJtVN4dq- Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) January 2, 2019
Wiggins finished the night with 28 points as the Wolves advanced to 19-21 on the season after crusing past the undermanned Lakers. Through 36 games, the Toronto native is averaging 17.3 points per game while making a career-high 1.7 3-pointers per contest - Sunday night was the eighth time that Wiggins has knocked down at least three triples in a game this season.
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Minnesota, who now has a new head coach, takes the floor three times in the upcoming week: Monday, the Wolves travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder before returning home for a back-to-back against the Mavericks Friday and Pelicans Saturday.
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