Stephen Curry let Andrew Wiggins dunk on him while yelling Karl-Anthony Towns
San Francisco, CA – Ever since the Minnesota Timberwolves game Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins is playing terrific basketball. He’s averaged 23.3 points per game since scoring his season-high 35 points against his former teammate Karl-Anthony Towns. In that game, he had two posterizing dunks over his former colleague.
Those two dunks not only energized the team that night, but it still is a motivation for Wiggins. Two-time MVP Stephen Curry knew it right when the slam happened. In that postgame interview, he said he would text Wiggins a picture of that dunk before every game. Wednesday night, Curry got asked if the photo was what has the Warriors wing playing so well.
“The photo hasn’t happened, but I let him dunk on me in the locker room before the game, and I yell out KAT’s (Karl-Anthony Towns) name. It’s pretty good,” the Warriors superstar told ClutchPoints.
Wiggins came out aggressive and got to the line early in his match against the Philadelphia 76ers. But he started the night by missing four straight free throws. It could have easily thrown him off of his game and made him play passively, but it didn’t.
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Andrew Wiggins kept his composure and finished the game with 19 points, and helped his team make a comeback victory. The Warriors’ largest deficit was 19 points, and the team turned it around and won by 20 points.
At home, the Warriors have been dominant. They’ve won nine straight home games inside of the Chase Center and won each of them by double digits. Their record improved to an NBA best 16-2, and Wiggins’ constant reminder of his dunks on Towns might be a big reason for it.