Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins says Dennis Schroder ‘was acting crazy for no reason’
Andrew Wiggins spoke about an altercation earlier in the game with Dennis Schroeder and Jeff Teague. He didn’t seem to understand what upset Schroeder so much and told Jon Krawscynski of the athletic that he was “acting crazy for no reason.”
Wiggins on Schroder: "I don't know what's wrong with him. He was acting crazy for no reason. I look right through him. He's not someone I look at as a problem. Not at all."
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) January 9, 2019
The Timberwolves ended up winning the contest 119-117 under brand new promoted coach Ryan Saunders. Andrew Wiggins had one of the best games in his entire career. He dropped 40 points with 10 rebounds and four assists on the evening. He shot 11 of 24 from the field and led the Wolves to victory.
Karl Anthony Towns also contributed 20 points and nine rebounds. Dario Saric came off the bench and also played very well, had the best plus-minus on the entire team with a plus 22 and also added 15 points and seven rebounds.
They simply outplayed the Oklahoma City Thunder, who had three players who scored over 20 points. Paul George scored 27 and had 9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 16 rebounds, and five rebounds. Steven Adams also added 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Schroeder on the night only had nine points and four assists. He had the worst plus/minus of the entire team, sitting at -19. Perhaps his poor night overall led him to his outburst. However, he is a very passionate player and sometimes lets that get the best of him. Hopefully, this doesn’t happen again.
The Timberwolves are now 20-21 on the season and sit in the 11th spot of the NBA’s Western Conference. They will face off next against Luke Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at home.