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Minnesota Timberwolves

Canadian moment of the week: Andrew Wiggins' career first half helps lead Wolves past Lakers

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Andrew Wiggins (NBA Getty Images)

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.

This big performance came just days after the 23-year-old moved up to third on the franchise's all-time scoring list.

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.

2018-19 Canadian Moments of the Week
Week 1 Kelly Olynyk's first-ever game winner WATCH
Week 2 Jamal Murray dunks over the Lakers WATCH
Week 3 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander gets fancy on the break WATCH
Week 4 Dwight Powell's alley-oop finish WATCH
Week 5 Andrew Wiggins elevates through contact WATCH
Week 6 Nik Stauskas beats the buzzer from 40 feet out WATCH
Week 7 Trey Lyles shows off his range to beat the buzzer WATCH
Week 8 Andrew Wiggins rises for the putback slam WATCH
Week 9 Jamal Murray sits down with NBA Canada WATCH
Week 10 A look back at the best Canadian Christmas Day performances READ
Week 11 Jamal Murray scores 46 against Suns WATCH

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