Andrew Wiggins was the big star of last night as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to take a 3-2 series lead. Wiggins had been counted out for most of his career, however, he has seen a huge career resurgence in Golden State and last night was a prime example of how he has turned it around.
As you can see from the highlights down below, Wiggins scored a team-high 26 points all while notching an extra 13 rebounds. It was easily one of the best games of his career and it came at the best time when you consider how this is the NBA Finals and the Warriors wanted to take a 3-2 series lead heading into Game 6 in Boston.
Wiggins’ performance had many singing his praises and there are even some people out there who think he should win Finals MVP since he has been so consistent. Of course, this award should probably go to Steph Curry, but you can’t help but be happy for Wiggins given his past circumstances.
The Warriors star has even been receiving praise from his peers, including Kyle Kuzma. In the midst of last night’s game, Kuzma took to Twitter where he said “Andrew Wiggins future warrior legend.”
This is probably hyperbole but if he ends up getting a ring, then he will go down as one of the best comeback players in the league’s history. It is hard to change the narrative about yourself, but Wiggins has managed to do it.
Novak Djokovic shares message to Australian Open runner-up Elena Rybakina – Tennis World USA
Novak Djokovic congratulated Australian Open runner-up Elena Rybakina on “an amazing tournament.” On Saturday, 23-year-old Rybakina fell just short of landing her second Grand Slam title. In the Australian Open final, Rybakina was up by a set before 24-year-old Aryna Sabalenka stormed back to win 4-6 6-3 6-4.
Six months ago, Djokovic and Rybakina lifted titles at Wimbledon. “@lenarybakina, amazing tournament,” Djokovic captioned his Instagram Story.
Novak Djokovic congratulates Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina
Djokovic congratulates Rybakina
Rybakina has now made Grand Slam finals in two of the last three Major tournaments.
After winning Wimbledon and finishing as runner-up at the Australian Open, Rybakina admits her confidence levels have increased and she now believes even more that she can win Grand Slams. “For sure, that’s the goal, to be in the second week of all the Grand Slam, to play finals.
I mean, now I have more confidence of course even after this final. I just need to work hard, same as I did during pre-season and actually throughout the years, be healthy, and for sure the results are going to come. I would say I’m trying to not think about expectations and everything.
Still after a great pre-season like this I was thinking I should show it on the court. Then, of course, the results are going to be there. First few weeks was not that great…but I think in the end it’s just confidence to go forward, to keep on working.
I feel now good physically also. I know if I’m going to keep on working, the results are going to be (good),” Rybakina said after the match, per Tennis Majors. Rybakina has proved over the last six months that she has what it takes to be a legitimate Grand Slam contender.
En route to reaching the Australian Open final, Rybakina defeated world No 1 Iga Swiatek. It will be interesting to see how will Rybakina do after a strong Australian Open run.
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