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Iconic dunk from Wiggins; Warriors take dominant 3-0 lead over Dallas
Hung that one in the hallways of Chase because we witnessed an epic posterization tonight
It was a close back-and-forth game, but all anyone is going to remember was Andrew Wiggins putting Luka Doncic on a poster just like Baron David did. A resonance with history that none will soon forget.
What’s that? Again? You need to see the play in all of it’s real-time glory. It was such a sweet dunk. No fastbreak, no busted coverage, just a moment where Wiggins sized up the assortment of Dallas defenders and licked his lips before putting his head down and powering to the rim.
I am positive that Daniel Hardee is going to be completely unbearable tomorrow, especially if you are one of us unfortunate few who ever doubted Maple Jordan. Wiggins has been quietly putting in top notch work all season, but this higher gear he seems to have found in the playoffs is the sort of performance that changes opinions of all the folks that haven’t been watching him to this all season. He is rebounding and posterizing more than he did in the regular season, and has been an enormous part of Golden State’s success.
That’s a 109-100 victory for Golden State. Up 3-0 on a Mavericks team that looks completely devastated.
The Warriors are just one game away from returning to the Finals in a storybook comeback tale that will surely be told for years. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 31 points, and 11 assists, but he got plenty of support, none more important than Wiggins, who pitched in 27 points, 11 rebounds, and a franchise rattling dunk.
What a night. What a dunk!
The only sad news out of the evening was the departure of Otto Porter. He came down gimpy with a non-contact injury and didn’t return to the game. We’ll obviously keep our eyes out for further updates, but for now, keep those candles lit for Otto.
Post-publish update: here’s the ever-reliable Anthony Slater with a more detailed update.