Andrew Wiggins explains mindset that helped him bounce back vs. Bulls

Drew Shiller
·1 min read

Wiggins explains mindset that helped him bounce back vs. Bulls originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Andrew Wiggins did not play well in the Warriors' first two games of the season vs. the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.

The 25-year-old averaged 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists, while shooting 29.4 percent overall and 20 percent from deep.

But he bounced back in Golden State's win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, registering 19 points (6-for-15 from the field, 2-for-3 on 3s, 5-for-6 free throws), nine rebounds, four assists and one block.

He did not commit a turnover in over 36 minutes.

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"Just having a mindset to keep pushing forward," Wiggins told the media Tuesday morning after shootaround. "Didn't shoot well the first couple of games. Staying aggressive, attacking the rim, trying to get to the foul line early -- see the ball go in."

Wiggins did get to the charity stripe right away against Chicago, as he attacked the basket in transition, absorbed the contact from Wendell Carter Jr. and managed to make the tough shot at the rim.

The 6-foot-7 forward completed the three-point play, which is notable because after making just 68.2 percent of his free throws the prior three seasons, Wiggins is 8-for-10 through three games.

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And what about the playmaking for others?

"Just trying to get everyone involved," he said. "Drive downhill and [if] the defense collapses then throw it to the open man.

"It's something that I'm familiar with. It feels good. I'm comfortable in those situations."

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OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
San Antonio
+105+1.5O 226.5
Golden State
-125-1.5U 226.5