Timberwolves’ Wiggins at his best against Oklahoma City
Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns are listed as game-time decisions when Minnesota visits Oklahoma City on Friday night.
If Wiggins suits up, the Thunder are in trouble.
Wiggins has made a career of torching Oklahoma City.
This trend all began with his buzzer-beater that defeated the Thunder 115-113 on the road Oct. 22, 2017.
— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) October 23, 2017
The Timberwolves have won six of their last eight matchups with Oklahoma City, including the aforementioned thriller in 2017. In those eight games, Wiggins has scored 23+ points in five of them.
His most impressive box score was putting up 40 points on the Thunder last season, helping then-interim head coach Ryan Saunders to his first win on the bench.
Over his six-year career, Wiggins is averaging 21.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest in 20 games against Oklahoma City.
— The Timberwolves rank second in the NBA with a 41.3% field-goal percentage late in the shot clock (from zero to four seconds remaining).
— In clutch time — when the game is within five points with five minutes or less remaining in the game — Chris Paul has been at his best. Paul is tied with Kyrie Irving for the league lead with 51 clutch points.
— Towns is one of five players to average 1+ 3-pointer, 1+ steal and 1+ block per game. The other four players are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Al Horford and Jonathan Isaac.
Statistics courtesy Sportradar, basketball-reference.com