Here’s your daily recap of movements in the all-time lists for scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and three-pointers after yesterday’s games.
Stephen Curry No. 51 in points now
Moved ahead of Clifford Robinson with 19,597 points. He’s now 58 away from Bernard King
Andrew Wiggins No. 203 in three-pointers now
Moved ahead of James Jones, Byron Scott and Jodie Meeks with 780 three-pointers. He’s now 8 away from Patrick Beverley
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews Steph jokes that the team was so excited about Wiggins’ All-Star selection that it took Draymond about 30 minutes to realize he hadn’t congratulated Steph yet. – 1:26 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater Steph Curry said the team’s group chat went crazy about Andrew Wiggins’ All-Star selection. Thirty minutes later, Draymond Green finally acknowledged Curry made it, too. pic.twitter.com/WuGjAIfFo2 – 1:25 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine Anthony Edwards on Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson:
“I was just telling them., it was easier to guard them when it’s just Steph. Get the ball out his hands, double him. But now you double him and it’s swing-swing to Klay Thompson. Pick your poison. That’s hard to guard, man.” – 1:23 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba Andrew Wiggins shared how he found out he made the All-Star team.
“It was mind-blowing. I was taking my little pregame nap, and then my girl and my daughter woke me up and said you’re a starter! you’re a starter! I thought I was dreaming for a second.” – 1:18 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron Andrew Wiggins on having his first All-Star Game in Cleveland, which drafted him No. 1 overall back in the day: “Full circle. No better place to have my first All-Star than where it all started.” – 1:10 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina Andrew Wiggins expressed appreciation that KAT said he would vote for him for All-Star game. Wiggins believes KAT will get an All-Star nod, too. pic.twitter.com/2QItiuK6jj – 1:09 AM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews Andrew Wiggins says he found out that he was an All-Star starter by getting woken up from his nap by his daughter.
” ‘You’re a starter! You’re a starter!’ I thought I was dreaming for a second.” – 1:08 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron Andrew Wiggins on getting named an All-Star starter: “It was mind-blowing. I was taking my pregame nap. My girl woke me up and said, ‘You’re a starter! You’re a starter!’ I thought I was dreaming for a second.” – 1:04 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron After the final buzzer sounded on the Warriors’ 124-115 win over the Mavericks, at least a half-dozen Timberwolves players took turns embracing Andrew Wiggins at mid-court. On the night he was named an All-Star starter, Wiggins had 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting (5-for-8 from 3). – 12:29 AM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS Final: Warriors 124, Timberwolves 115
-21/36 beyond the arc
-Curry 29, most rhythmic shooting in many weeks
-Thompson a season-23, Wiggins and Poole 19 each
-Karl-Anthony Towns 23 in first half, 8 in the second largely thanks to aggressive double-teaming – 12:28 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater Warriors beat Minnesota. That’s a 5-1 start to a seven-game homestand that closes with Brooklyn on Saturday. Record: 36-13. Efficient scoring balance tonight.
-Curry: 29 on 10/20 FG
-Klay: 23 on 9/16 FG
-Wiggins: 19 on 7/13 FG
-Poole: 19 on 5/10 FG – 12:26 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater Warriors had been the NBA’s second worst 3-point shooting team the past 12 games. They’re 16/27 from 3 through three quarters tonight.
Wiggins: 4/6 – 11:55 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron END OF Q1: Game tied at 29-29. Nice start from Wiggins, who has eight early points. Has to be kind of nice for him playing his old team on the night he was named an All-Star starter. – 10:35 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe That dime by Curry to Thompson — left hand, off the dribble, across his body and against his momentum — is exactly why he gets in trouble with his left-handed passes lol – 10:20 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie Andrew Wiggins has done a great job reframing the narrative of his career in Golden State. Personally, I think I’m just happy for him getting recognized more than upset about how/why he got there. – 9:38 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA Usually when someone says something like, “Can you believe X movie came out in Y year?” it doesn’t get me, but damn if this being Andrew Wiggins’ eighth season doesn’t make the passage of time feel blindingly fast. – 9:37 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Warriors…
KAT over 22.5 points
– Wiggins just made the AS team, national TV, Looney single coverage
Wiggins over 16.5 points + over 2 FTs made
McDaniels under 8.5 pts
Vando over 1.5 asts
DLo over 6.5 asts
Curry over 5.0 FTs made
– – 9:26 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor I gave very little thought to Andrew Wiggins being an All-Star. That result is pretty shocking. Here is my full ballot, with explanations of why I went the way I did.
cleveland.com/cavs/2022/01/d… – 9:10 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA Very happy for Andrew Wiggins. Whether you think he belongs as an all star starter or not (I think he’s borderline), he’s had a great season and has emerged from a ton of criticism for the balance of his career to being a vital player on a championship contender – 9:06 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon Luka Doncic did not receive any media votes to be an All-Star starter. (I don’t have an official vote but agree with the selections of Steph Curry and Ja Morant.) – 8:44 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto SGA fared best (7th) in the player vote, which accounted for 25%.
Player vote for West guards:
10. Bane – 8:34 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto All-Star fan votes for each Thunder player
Kenrich Williams: 570 – 8:30 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson Whoa. Andrew WIggins finished 5th in player voting for the West frontcourt. He got 46.
Wiggins also had FOUR (4) media votes. That was the reason he got in. Finished 6th in that vote instead of 8th or 9th. – 8:28 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver Utah’s Rudy Gobert & Golden State’s Draymond Green both finished above Andrew Wiggins in the media & player votes for the West’s third frontcourt starting spot, but missed out because Wiggins carried the fan vote. pic.twitter.com/L27a2uKJCC – 8:21 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson The finishing in the fan vote (50%), player vote (25%) and media vote (25%) for the top-5 in the West backcourt.
1. Stephen Curry: 1st, 1st, 1st
2. Ja Morant: 2nd, 2nd, 2nd
T-3. Luka Doncic: 3rd, 4th, 7th
T-3. Devin Booker: 5th, 3rd, 4th
5. Chris Paul: 7th, 5th, 3rd – 8:21 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron Steve Kerr on Andrew Wiggins being named an All-Star starter: “Man, one of the proudest moments I’ve had as a coach, just to see what Wiggs has done since he got here. … I just could not be any happier for him. The whole organization is just glowing right now.” – 8:18 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar The difference between an All Star snub and an All Star starter:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2021
Not Steph Curry’s teammate
Andrew Wiggins 2022
Steph Curry’s teammate – 7:50 PM
David Locke @DLocke09 The Andrew Wiggins starter selection makes the next 7 West all-stars really clear
Losers are Ayton, any of the 3 Timberwolves or Shai or DeJounte all of whom I have over Wiggins – 7:45 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS With Wiggins’ former team facing Warriors at Chase Center tonight, there’s no chance of trolling when he is announced (extra loud as an All-Star) in the starting lineup. Right? – 7:38 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix Criticism of Wiggins starting — and for the record, I voted for Gobert — ignores the fact that Golden State has unlocked Wiggins as a high level scorer/defender. He’s no longer just a big, tradable contract — he’s a 26-year old part of the Warriors core – 7:27 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC It’s a guard’s game now … three frontcourt players is for the birds. Devin Booker, Donovan Mitchell and Luka Doncic should’ve got that starting spot over Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins is hooping, but starter? No bueno. – 7:22 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson The broken part of this formula that Wiggins (I assume) got in off is that if you get zero media votes, you technically still get 6th or whatever if only 5 other guys got votes. A top 3/4 fan vote spot can get you far. I’m assuming that’s what happened. – 7:22 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow Very happy DeMar is an All-Star starter, but the incongruity of allowing him to be a backcourt player but having Wiggins start the ASG due to lack of positional flexibility is maddening. Abolish position requirements in the All-Star Game. – 7:22 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM My All-Star starters media ballot sent in last week was:
DeMar DeRozan – 7:20 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar If Andrew Wiggins is a real life All Star starter, then nobody can ever argue again with Thunder fans when they call Shai Gilgeous-Alexander an All Star talent. – 7:20 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS The worst part of the Wiggins selection is that every time he has a big playoff game, that fanbase is going to try to use it to justify him starting the freaking All-Star Game. – 7:19 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns were literally on the same team. Recently. We know which one of them is better. That alone makes this stupid even before we factor Rudy Gobert into the equation. – 7:18 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater Andrew Wiggins takes the West frontcourt starting All-Star spot many expected to go to Rudy Gobert. Fan voting accounts for 50 percent. Wiggins was boosted there. Gobert didn’t make up necessary ground in player/media (other 50 percent) voting. – 7:17 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS Absence of Kawhi and PG opens door for Wiggins, who is shooting 40.4 pct from 3, playing good to excellent defense, delivering a few highlights for a Warriors team with the second-best record in the NBA – 7:17 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13 The Cavaliers always knew they were drafting a future All-Star starter when they took Andrew Wiggins.
Shout out to the city of Cleveland which now gets to cheer on its own No. 1 overall pick on its home floor in the All-Star game. – 7:17 PM
Bill Reiter @sportsreiter Here’s how I voted for the NBA All-Star Game:
G: Steph Curry
And yes: time to end fan voting – 7:16 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS 2022 NBA All-Star starters:
EAST: DeMar DeRozan, Trae Young, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo
WEST: Stephen Curry, Ja Morant, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Andrew Wiggins – 7:15 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math Western Conference All-Star starter ranks in our RPR MVP Predictor, which factors in team success and individual excellence:
Nikola Jokic: No. 1
LeBron James: No. 3
Stephen Curry: No. 6
Ja Morant: No. 14 (which, subjectively, is too low)
Andrew Wiggins: No. 33 – 7:14 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Results are in. Durant, Embiid, Giannis, DeRozan and Young are all-star starters from the East. LeBron, Jokic, Wiggins, Curry and Morant from the West.
As expected, the all-star fate of Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam is in the hands of the head coaches, who vote in the reserves – 7:14 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver 2022 NBA All-Star Game starters
Captain: LeBron James
– Stephen Curry
– Nikola Jokic
– Ja Morant
– Andrew Wiggins
Captain: Kevin Durant
– Giannis Antetokounmpo
– DeMar DeRozan
– Joel Embiid
– Trae Young pic.twitter.com/Trk1dNKlY3 – 7:13 PM
Baxter Holmes @Baxter Andrew Wiggins, the 2014 No. 1 overall pick, has been named to the All-Star team for the first time in his career. It was a goal that he mentioned when we sat down earlier this season to discuss his journey to the Warriors: espn.com/nba/story/_/id… – 7:11 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews The Dark Side President @Kendrick Perkins is going to be something to behold on NBA Today tomorrow. Ja Morant is an All Star starter in the west alongside LeBron James, Steph Curry, Nikola Jokic and Andrew Wiggins. – 7:11 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba Just landed in memphis and Andrew Wiggins is an all star starter? The jet lag ain’t getting to me?
(And I ask this question believing Wiggins should be an all star this season as a reserve) – 7:10 PM
StatMuse @statmuse Andrew Wiggins is an All-Star starter.
He has been voted as All-Star starter more than Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker and Donovan Mitchell combined in their careers. pic.twitter.com/nvGYwtFA8w – 7:10 PM
Synergy Sports Tech @SynergySST Andrew Wiggins has shot an eFG% of 68% on unguarded spot up jumpers, 72% on cuts, and 77% in transition while ranking 61st in the #NBA in possessions per game this season. – 7:08 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson No Devin Booker or Chris Paul in the starting lineup for the Western Conference. It’s Stephen Curry and Ja Morant in the backcourt.
Reserves announced next Thursday. – 7:07 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine NBA Western Conference All-Star starters: Captain LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Stephen Curry … and All-Star newcomers Ja Morant and Amdrew Wiggins!
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com – 7:07 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU Andrew Wiggins edges out Paul George for the West frontcourt starter spot. Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic and 19-year NBA veteran LeBron James get the other two starting spots in West frontcourt. – 7:05 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob My imaginary NBA All-Star starters vote:
*IMO the logical solution with no KD is to slide DeMar up to the FC where he belongs. – 6:38 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick Sixers health tidbits from Doc Rivers:
-Seth Curry (left ankle) probably couldn’t have played even if this was a playoff game. Will see where he’s at before next game.
-There’s been discussion about a rest night for Joel Embiid, who’s pushed back against that a few times – 5:59 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin Doc Rivers says Seth Curry has some ways to go. He said even if today was a playoff game, he’s not sure if he could’ve played. He’s still dealing with left ankle soreness. #Sixers – 5:55 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46 Steph Curry and Klay Thompson reunited this season after almost 2,5 years. How the dynamic of the Warriors on the floor looks like?
Otto Porter jr explained the learning process with Klay on the floor and the adjustments on offense.
@SdnaGr #DubNation sdna.gr/mpasket/926894… – 3:19 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba Otto Porter Jr. talked about the Warriors trying to get back to the team they’ve been most of the season.
“Since that buzzer-beater Steph (Curry) hit, we’re trying to find ways to get our mojo back and get our legs up under us and play the Warriors way.” – 2:16 PM
Source: Yahoo Sports