WATCH: Andrew Wiggins Drops 33 Points on the Hawks

by November 10, 2015
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Andrew Wiggins matched his career-high with 33 points Monday night—many of them in spectacular, high-flying fashion—as the Minnesota Timberwolves hung on for a 117-107 road win in Atlanta.

The T-Pups squandered a 34-point lead, but were able to avoid disaster and snap the Hawks’ seven-game winning winning streak.

Rookie big man Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points in the win.

Per the AP:

Andrew Wiggins was hoping he wouldn’t lose his shooting touch as the Atlanta Hawks kept pushing to wipe out a huge deficit. […] “I was feeling it,” he said. “My shot was falling. My teammates kept encouraging me, giving me the ball.”

 

Atlanta never led until Paul Millsap’s runner with 3:26 remaining made it 107-106, but Wiggins scored the next seven points to prevent one of the biggest collapses in NBA history. […] “Any team down is going to come back fighting,” Wiggins said. “We knew that.”

 

Minnesota led 72-42 at halftime. The largest halftime deficit overcome to win was 34 points by Utah against Denver on Nov. 27, 1996, according to research by STATS dating to the 1951-52 season. […] Jeff Teague finished with 24 points and Millsap had 22 for the Hawks.