Andrew Wiggins had an outstanding performance in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night. Wiggins had a playoff career-high 27 points and a career playoff-high-tying 11 rebounds as the Warriors defeated the Mavs 109-100 to take a 3-0 series lead.
Wiggins also had the play of the night and maybe the playoffs.
In the fourth quarter, Wiggins drove to the lane and hammered home a one-handed dunk over Luka Doncic.
Initially, an offensive foul was called on Wiggins, which was reviewed and overturned.
After the game, Wiggins reacted to his big dunk.
“Just feeling the energy,” he said. “You know, that was the main thing when I seen the rim, that’s all I seen. They tried to take it away from me, but Steve challenged, and we won. Thank him for that.
The victim of Wiggins’ dunk, Doncic, was impressed by what he saw.
“I mean, I got hit a little bit, but that was impressive, I’m not going to lie,” Doncic said. “I saw the video again; I was like, ooh. That was pretty incredible. I wish I had those bunnies.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was amazed by the dunk.
“Yeah, it was an amazing dunk,” Kerr said. “We’ve seen Wiggs do that before where if he gets a head of steam and he gets that two-foot jump, he’s so explosive. I was surprised at the call but glad we had the challenge left.
Draymond Green added: “Absolutely incredible. He’s been attacking like that. That’s always our battle cry to him, forget laying the ball up; go dunk. He’s been attacking like that all playoffs. He got a couple posters these playoffs. That one was on Luka, so it just means more. When you get a poster on a superstar like that, it means just a little bit more. So it was incredible.”
The dunk was memorable, but more importantly, the Warriors are one game away from the NBA Finals.
Watch below as Doncic reacts to Wiggins’ big dunk: