Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Andrew Wiggins denies using the word gay in post-game comments

Andrew Wiggins denies using the word gay in post-game comments

Thunder center Nerlens Noel had to be stretchered off after landing awkwardly following a Wiggins dunk attempt, one Schroder viewed as unsportsmanlike due to leading with his elbow, as Noel hits the floor with little conscience.

Noel went up to contest an attempted dunk by Andrew Wiggins, but the Wolves' wing caught Noel in the face with his forearm.

The 24-year-old was motionless for several minutes but was conscious when he was being taken off the court on a stretcher and then to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma, where he would be held overnight. "So the more he's around I think the better it is for all of us, just because of what he represents and what he's about". There was no immediate word on Noel's condition.

Despite the remarks, Wiggins finished with a game-high 40 points. "He was acting insane for no reason", Wiggins appeared to say. "He obviously comes from a great pedigree with his dad (the late Flip Saunders), and he's been around it for a long time, and being around Thibs and in the game, so I'm sure he'll do a good job".

Said Thunder star Russell Westbrook: "I'd just rather not talk about it".

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Paul George scored 27 points and Steven Adams added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins clarified a comment he made about Dennis Schroder after a game on Tuesday, saying that he did not call the Thunder guard "gay".

Players and fans immediately grasped the seriousness of the situation as silence descended on the arena, while the Thunder medical staff rushed onto the court to help Noel. The play was reviewed, and no additional fouls were called.

Josh Okogie's corner 3-pointer with 26.8 seconds left put the Timberwolves up 119-115.

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