Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors is facing the biggest NBA stage to date.
He is playing in his first Western Conference final against the Dallas Mavericks.
He’s not just playing, he’s actually a very important part of the team and getting started in the game.
That’s what he did Wednesday night with Clay Thompson, Dremond Green, Kevin Looney and of course Stephen Curry.
Wiggins’ work was clear: stop Mavz’s Luka Donsik from doing his normal job.
Wiggins did just that, holding Donsick to just 20 points and forcing him to make 7 turnovers.
Wiggins spoke of his plans and mentality as he entered the game against Donetsk.
Andrew Wiggins on his mentality while guarding Luka Donsick:
“Make it hard for him. He’s a good player, so he’s going to make shots. He’s going to do his job, but just stay on top of him and make it tough.”
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“Make it difficult for him,” the player said.
“He’s a good player, so he’s going to shoot. He’s going to do his job, but just stay on top of it and make it tough. “
Wiggins seems to have understood Donsick and he must have figured out how to slow him down.
Harmful to Donsick
The key to the Warriors’ success is to stop Donsick.
He is the star player of his team and takes his squad to the next level when he is in the zone.
If Donsick feels good and continues to play well, he has enough power to help the Mavs beat any opponent, including the Warriors.
This is why it is so important that he is limited by the Warriors.
Wiggins is showing that he has what it takes to get Donsick down.
But he is not Just Defending Donsick, he is also producing for his team.
He finished the night with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Wiggins has done his job to protect Donsick, but he is still showing that he has what he needs.