He’s playing in his first Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.
Not only is he playing, but he also’s actually a very important part of the team and has been starting in games.
Wiggins’ job was clear: stop Luka Doncic of the Mavs from doing his usual thing.
That’s what Wiggins did, holding Doncic to just 20 points and making him commit 7 turnovers.
Wiggins spoke of his plan and mindset when entering the game against Doncic.
Andrew Wiggins on his mindset when guarding Luka Doncic:
“Make it tough for him. He's a good player, so he's going to make shots. He's going to do his thing, but just stay on him and make it tough.”
— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) May 19, 2022
“Make it tough for him,” the player said.
“He’s a good player, so he’s going to make shots. He’s going to do his thing, but just stay on him and make it tough.”
Wiggins seems to understand Doncic and he definitely seems to understand how to slow him down.
The key to the Warriors’ success is stopping Doncic.
He’s the star player of his team and takes his squad to the next level when he’s in the zone.
If Doncic is feeling good and playing well, he has enough power to help the Mavs overtake any opponent, including the Warriors.
That’s why it’s so vital that he is limited by the Warriors.
Wiggins is certainly showing he has what it takes to take Doncic down.
But he’s not just defending Doncic, he’s also producing for his team too.
He ended the night with 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Wiggins has his work cut out for him with defending Doncic but so far he is showing he has what it takes.