Luka commends Wiggins on nasty dunk: 'I wish I had those bunnies'
Even Luka Doncic couldn't hide his admiration for Andrew Wiggins' athleticism after the Golden State Warriors forward delivered arguably the dunk of the postseason over the Dallas Mavericks star Sunday.
"I mean, I got hit a little bit but that was impressive, I'm not going to lie," Doncic said about the slam postgame. "I saw the video again, and I was like, 'Oof.' That was pretty incredible. I wish I had those bunnies."
With just under seven minutes remaining in the game, Wiggins drove past Reggie Bullock and put Doncic on a poster with a vicious one-handed dunk. Officials initially ruled it an offensive foul against Wiggins for hitting Doncic with his elbow on the play but allowed the bucket to stand after a coach's challenge by Steve Kerr.
The jam was part of a 10-point fourth quarter for the Canadian wing, who finished the contest with a playoff career-high 27 points. It also came at a critical time for the Warriors, who carved out their biggest lead of Game 3 at 14 points shortly after en route to a 109-100 win.
“That’s a guy who has been criticized for being lackadaisical and ... the beat goes on,” Warriors vet Draymond Green said about Wiggins, courtesy of NBC Sports' Monte Poole. "We've heard it all. Yet on the biggest stage, he's come through."
Doncic wasn't the only one admittedly impressed by Wiggins' dunk, as multiple stars around the league were instantly wowed.
When asked if that was the best dunk of his career, Wiggins opted to let others make that determination.
"I don't know, I feel like I've got a lot of nice posters," he said postgame. "I'll let you guys decide. I don't even know."
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