Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins threw down a ridiculous poster dunk over Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić in the Warriors’ 109-100 win in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday night.
The play was initially ruled an offensive foul on Wiggins, but it was overturned after review. And the dunk was so incredible that it absolutely deserved to count, especially considering the moment.
With Golden State leading 91-83 in the fourth quarter, Wiggins drove into the lane and showed off his reach and athleticism with an amazing, powerful dunk of the year contender over Dončić.
ANDREW WIGGINS POSTER JAM OVER LUKA! 🏀🔨
(it counted after review) pic.twitter.com/nmPNOOAMVQ
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) May 23, 2022
— NBA (@NBA) May 23, 2022
That spectacular dunk accounted for two of Wiggins’ 27 points on the night (only Steph Curry scored more for Golden State with 31 points). Wiggins also pulled down 11 rebounds, while dishing out three assists and having zero turnovers. And he had a game-high plus/minus of +22.
This is the kind of stuff that NBA evaluators envisioned for Wiggins when he was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.
As for the series, well, the Mavericks will have to make history in order for the Warriors to not advance to the NBA Finals. Golden State takes a 3-0 series lead, and NBA teams are 146-0 when having a 3-0 lead in best-of-seven series.
NBA teams with a 3-0 lead in best-of-seven series are 146-0.#GSWvsDAL
— Matt Winer (@MattWinerTV) May 23, 2022
Here’s a look at how NBA fans are reacting to Wiggins’ incredible jam:
Andrew Wiggins just killed a man on national TV.
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) May 23, 2022
Mark Davis that’s the worst call of your career!!! Smh
Wow Wiggins 🤯🤦🏽♂️
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) May 23, 2022
Andrew Wiggins is +66 this series, best on the Warriors.
Luka Doncic is -61 this series, worst on the Mavs. pic.twitter.com/jcD0n6ebqz
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 23, 2022
Wiggins attacked the rim with disrespect on his heart
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) May 23, 2022
ANDREW WIGGINS DUNKED HIM INTO BITS AND PIECES
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 23, 2022
Wiggins just ended Luka.
Dear lord, that was so damn vicious.
— Bonta Hill (@BontaHill) May 23, 2022
Andrew Wiggins is playing the best basketball I’ve ever seen him play!! He had the dunk of the year over Doncic and his Playoff high 27 points and 11 rebounds tonight in the Warriors 109-100 victory.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 23, 2022
WIGGINS FLYING DUNK!!! NO OFFENSIVE FOUL!!!
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 23, 2022
Andrew Wiggins reminding us he was a number one pick.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) May 23, 2022