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Andrew Wiggins will play through ankle injury in Game 3 vs. Mavericks

The Warriors SF has been crucial on both ends of the floor in this series.

2022 NBA Playoffs - Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors
Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors celebrates during Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks on May 20, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
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May 22 update: As reported yesterday, Wiggins was expected to play in this contest despite dealing with some ankle soreness. It’s now official that the small forward will suit up in Game 3. He’s been excellent on both ends of the floor for the Warriors, and is usually the primary defender on Luka Doncic. We’ll see if he shows any signs of pain with the ankle, but this is good news for Golden State.

The Golden State Warriors have listed Andrew Wiggins as questionable for Game 3 Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury. Wiggins has been a nice revelation on both ends of the floor in this series, as well as the postseason.

Wiggins has been tasked with defending Luka Doncic, who went for 42 points in a Game 2 loss for Dallas. If Wiggins is a bit hobbled with his ankle injury, Doncic could have an even bigger impact in Game 3. We’ll see how Golden State compensates for this potential hiccup on the defensive end of the floor. The small forward has also been a great offensive weapon, spacing the floor and finding openings in the lane consistently.

If Wiggins is ruled out, the Warriors would likely throw Otto Porter Jr. into the starting lineup and give Moses Moody more minutes in the rotation. Jonathan Kuminga could also get some run, but he’s likely behind Moody in terms of getting minutes.