Andrew Wiggins scores 27 against LeBron & Cavs, says Kobe was his toughest match-up

Published on December 24th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 4,259 views

“For me as a defender, I would say Kobe,” said #1 pick Andrew Wiggins when asked about who his toughest match-up has been after scoring 27 points against the team that drafted him.¬†“Kobe has been the toughest matchup for me this year.”

The 27 was the 5th most by any former #1 player in his 1st game against the team that drafted him; on top of that list is LeBron James and his 38 points.

On this night, James had 24 but didn’t need to do much scoring as teammate Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 29 and Kevin Love had 20 against his former team. ¬†After the game, James did have some nice things to say about his almost teammate Wiggins.

“He’s a great talent,” James said. “Very poised and very efficient. They got a great piece.”


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