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Andrew Wiggins scores 16 points in 4th quarter of Timberwolves’ win vs. Heat

Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins exploded for 16 points in the fourth quarter in their win over the Miami Heat.

Per NBA, Wiggins finished with a total of 25 points which includes four 3-pointers. His fourth-quarter performance was critical as helped his team get the win.

Other contributors for the Timberwolves include Karl-Anthony Towns, who had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague, who chipped in 21 points and eight assists.

The former first overall draft pick is off to a great start thus far. In his first three games in the 2019-20 season, Wiggins is averaging 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. He is also making his shots decently, registering a 41.2 percent shooting clip and 71.4 percent from the free throw line.

Wiggins signed a contract extension worth $146.5 million with the Timberwolves in 2017. While the team has been scrutinized for overpaying an inefficient small forward back then, it seems to be paying off now.

Wiggins is picking up the slack after the departure of Jimmy Butler last season. Time can only tell if he can keep this up. But if he does, Minnesota has a good chance of turning things around for the franchise.

From an individual perspective, Wiggins has a mighty good chance of shutting down his critics.