“We can win on any given night.”
What else is Andrew Wiggins supposed to say after his team just became the second squad to defeat the 69-9 Warriors in Golden State this season?
That the Timberwolves got lucky? That they wouldn’t win a seven-game series against the Dubs? That this was all a fluke, and the basketball gods will make sure the wins and losses even out over time?
No, Wiggins is going to show some faith in himself and his team for coming up big in an even bigger, nationally-televised game. And that’s exactly what he did Tuesday night during his postgame interview with Turner’s Lewis Johnson after his Wolves earned a 124-117 overtime win against the Warriors.
Here are some snippets of what play-by-play man Marv Albert called “the delusional interview of the season”:
“They’re physical. You know, we got to them. Our team’s good. We can win on any given night.”
“We’re right there. Overtime, it came down to the best team in the last five minutes. We played hard. We played physical. We made shots. KAT made some big shots down the stretch. We came out with the win.”
“They’re the best team with the best record right now. So, we came in the game thinking, we’ve got to beat them…We want to make the playoffs, and this is a team that we’re gonna have to beat, you know, in the playoffs, to win the playoffs.”