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Is Andrew Wiggins playing for the Warriors on Friday in Game 6 vs. the Lakers?

The Warriors SF has a ribs injury. We break down and update you on his status for Friday’s game vs. LA.

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2023 NBA Playoffs - Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors
Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball during Game Five of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2023 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers on May 10, 2023 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors will attempt to keep their season alive when they face the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 Friday at Arena. Golden State avoided elimination at home in Game 5 and will hope to get back there for Game 7. One player who the Warriors will need in this one is Andrew Wiggins, who finished with 25 points in Game 5. He’s dealing with a ribs injury. Here’s the latest on his status for Friday.

Andrew Wiggins injury updates

Update: Everything has checked out for Wiggins, and he is good to go for Game 6.

Update: Wiggins is officially considered a game-time decision for this contest. He went through the team shootaround and will make a decision based on his pregame routine. Shooting the ball is going to be a challenge but this is more about pain management and Wiggins’ impact defensively will be key for the Warriors. If he is able to go, look for him to attack the basket more and avoid taking too many perimeter shots.

Wiggins is officially listed as questionable with what is being reported as a cartilage fracture in the ribs. This is a pain management issue for Wiggins, who will surely endure as much as he can to help his team stave off elimination.

If Wiggins is unable to suit up, Moses Moody and Donte DiVincenzo will be in line for more minutes in Golden State’s rotation. JaMychal Green and Jonathan Kuminga could also get some run, but Moody and DiVincenzo would be bigger beneficiaries.