SAN FRANCISCO – The first five weeks of this Warriors season have been dominated by discussion of Steph Curry’s excellence, Klay Thompson’s struggles and the hard fact that the team often looked as if it slept through training camp.
Andrew Wiggins? You’ve had to look specifically for him.
He is Golden State’s No. 2 scorer, behind the other-worldly Curry. Wiggins’ shooting accuracy this month has been at career-best levels, so it’s not at all surprising that the spotlight eventually would make its way to him.
And there it was Wednesday night, Wiggins with a loud game.
Shooting splendidly from the first quarter into the early fourth, Wiggins scored a game-high – and season-high – 31 points in 32 minutes as the Warriors coasted to a 124-107 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in front of a sellout crowd (18,064) at Chase Center.
“He’s shooting the lights out,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s so consistent from the field and the 3-point line, and you see how comfortable he is in our offense, constantly slipping to the rim.
“He’s gotten to a point where he’s really, really comfortable with his teammates and the way we play,” Kerr continued. “And at the other end, he’s constantly taking the best, generally backcourt player or wing player.
“Wiggs has been fantastic.”
Wiggins shot 12-of-18 from the field, including 6-of-10 from beyond the arc, and made his only free throw. He added three rebounds, three steals,…