Game 3 of the Western Conference finals was defined by a single moment. With the Golden State Warriors leading by eight points in the fourth quarter on Sunday night, Andrew Wiggins exploded to the rim for arguably the best highlight of this postseason.
Wiggins flew through the air past Dallas Mavericks star point guard Luka Doncic for a rim-rocking dunk worthy of a poster.
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Wiggins was initially called for an offensive foul on the play, but the call was reversed after Steve Kerr challenged. As the Warriors’ bench went into a frenzy, Wiggins quieted the home crowd with his thunderous jam at the bucket over Doncic.
After the game, Doncic was asked about the poster dunk from Wiggins and gave the Warriors’ wing credit. Doncic said he was impressed by Wiggins’ dunk over him in Game 3.
That was impressive. I’m not going to lie. I saw the video again, and I was like, ‘Ooof.’ I wish I had those bunnies.
via @CallieCaplan on Twitter:
Luka Doncic on Andrew Wiggins’ Q4 dunk over him: “That was impressive. I’m not going to lie. I saw the video again, and I was like, ‘Ooof.’ I wish I had those bunnies.”
— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) May 23, 2022
Wiggins’ emphatic dunk on Doncic was an exclamation point on a playoff-career performance from the Warriors’ first-time All-Star. Wiggins tallied a playoff career-high 27 points on 11-of-20 shooting from the floor on Sunday night. Wiggins secured a double-double, tacking on 11 rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes in Game 3.
Behind a stellar performance from Wiggins, the Warriors took a commanding 3-0 lead over the Mavericks in their Western Conference final.
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