Is Andrew Wiggins Playing Tonight?

The Golden State Warriors are heading to the most important game of the season as Game 3 is do or die for them. They are 2-0 down in the Western Conference first round Playoff series against the Sacramento Kings, and losing tonight will put them in a situation that no team in NBA history has returned from.

Steve Kerr will need his full roster ready for the challenge. The Warriors are the defending champions but the Sacramento Kings, who are back in the Playoffs for the first time since 2006, have been the better team so far in the series. The Warriors will definitely be short-handed as Draymond Green will serve a one-game suspension after he stepped on Domantas Sabonis in the Warriors’ 114-106 Game 2 loss. However, that’s not the end of the Warriors’ problems before tonight’s game, as Andrew Wiggins is listed as questionable, and the Warriors’ strength will majorly depend on the answer to the question is Wiggins playing tonight.

Is Andrew Wiggins Playing Tonight
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What’s Wiggins’ Injury Status Ahead of Game 3 of the Series?

Andrew Wiggins played in the first two games of the series against the Kings, and he played quite well. He scored 17 in Game 1 on poor shooting, 7 of 16 from the field and 1 of 8 from deep. That was Wiggins’ first game in more than two months, and he started coming off the bench. Wiggins missed significant time because of “personal reasons’ as the team said. He seemed to be in decent shape despite the period he sat out.

Coach Steve Kerr put him back in the starting lineup in Game 2 of the series and Wiggins responded with 22 points, on 9 of 19 from the field and 2 of 8 from the three-point line. Wiggins played 39 minutes for the Warriors and seemed to be just fine. The Warriors fans are aware of the difficulty of his situation and are wondering is Wiggins still injured if he even was in the first place? However, hours before the game, he is still listed as questionable and will probably be a game-time decision.

How important is Wiggins for the Warriors?

This is the first time in Steph Curry’s era, the Warriors to be 2-0 down in a Playoff series which speaks enough of the difficulty of the situation. With Green being out, it is essential or the Warriors to have Wiggins ready. His athleticism and defensive presence will be much needed against the young and potent Kings squad.

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