The Golden State Warriors put a sluggish loss on Saturday behind them and rallied to a comfortable, re-invigorating win over Orlando Magic. The 126-95 win at Chase Center gave Stephen Curry and the Warriors a breather aided by a career-high 8 three-pointers from Andrew Wiggins.
The Warriors, with this win, move to 20-4 and are tied with the Phoenix Suns for first place in the Western Conference.
The Warriors took advantage of a team with the 4th worst rating in defense in the league (111.4). Andrew Wiggins’s personal score broke a previous 7 three-pointers made against the Sacramento Kings last year in January.
Andrew Wiggins’s admitted he was in a grove. He said he loved his teammates and loved winning.
Andrew Wiggins went 8-of-10 from 3 in the game. He manages 28 points in 30 minutes which upped this 3-point average to 42%.
Wiggins’s previous best was 38% with the Warriors last season and significantly higher than the 33% 3-point average he has managed in 5 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Coach Kerr Believes Change In Strategy Helped Andrew Wiggins Improve
The Warriors head coach Steve Kerr believes a simplified role helped Andrew Wiggins tick up his 3-point efficiency; one that doesn’t require him to create on the ball.
Kerr said that the greatest change in Andrew Wiggins is that he just catches and shoots. He had always been an efficient 3-pointers, but a bit off the dribble. He says he has improved when he went open. Now he is just catching and shooting.
Andrew Wiggins says that his task has been made easy by his teammates. He said that he was getting his shots up. Draymond and Curry have helped him with open shots and extra looks. He says that it is the most open look he has got in his career.
Curry said that the Warriors’ system has helped shape Wiggins’ confidence. He puts it down to the amount of time and effort he has invested and that has boosted his confidence.