Andrew Wiggins shreds the Lakers, scores 47 in Timberwolves win

Brad Rempel

Andrew Wiggins isn’t the first name to come to mind when thinking of the best young wing players in the league, but the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 21-year-old rising star reminded us all Sunday why he was taken with the No. 1 pick two years ago.

Wiggins put on a show at the Lakers expense, scoring a career-high 47 points in Minnesota’s 125-99 win. Virtually everything was working for Wiggins, who finished 14-of-21 from the floor and 17-of-22 from the line.

Wiggins scored 25 of his 47 before halftime. He also matched the point total of the Lakers starters, a group led by Julius Randle’s 14 points.

So what did Wiggins get for his heroics?