"I could see how much time was left", Wiggins said afterwards.
Thankfully for the Minnesota Timberwolves, he was right.
Anthony had given the Thunder a 113-112 lead on a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds to play, and that keyed the other controversy of the closing seconds. Jimmie Butler scored 15 and Jeff Teague had 19 with nine assists and six points.
Oklahoma City's Carmelo Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to give the Thunder the lead before the Timberwolves (2-1) inbounded to Wiggins, who rushed up the court and got free with help from a crushing pick by Karl-Anthony Towns before pulling up for the victor.
A few of his former teammates even gave him a shout-out on Twitter after the game. He shot only 29 percent from beyond the arc but banking in his last three-pointer with less than five seconds left made him the hero for his team to outscore the October.
While fellow max-contract extension receiver Joel Embiid has had a number of questions raised over his durability, playing just 31 games since he was drafted third in the same year Wiggins was first, Wiggins has played 82 games twice, and missed just one game in the 2015-16 season, starting all of his 245 appearances.
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Andrew Wiggins pulled the rabbit out of the hat, banking in a deeeeep three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Wolves to an improbable 115-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. He hit a baseline jumper previous year as the final buzzer sounded as the Timberwolves beat the Phoenix Suns.
But things changed for at least a night on Sunday. But Paul George struggled to 4-of-20 shooting against Butler.
Wiggins was mobbed by his teammates after hitting the shot.
Adams converted a three-point play to cut Minnesota's lead to 106-105 with 1:50 to go, and a 3-pointer by Westbrook tied the game at 110.