The Canadian forward poured in a career-high 33 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night in a matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Although the Timberwolves dropped a 106-90 decision to the visiting Cavaliers, Wiggins' individual performance didn't go unnoticed and couldn't have come at a better time.
In fact there may have been some added motivation.
The 19-year-old rookie was drafted first overall by the Cavaliers, but was sent to the Timberwolves in a blockbuster deal for Kevin Love before the season started.
Wiggins, who was born in the Toronto area, went 14-for-25 from the field and drained a trio of three-pointers in 43 minutes of action.
James prevailed in the battle with Wiggins and recorded a game-high 36 points.
However, the outcome did not dampen the excitement over Wiggins' performance.
Wiggins and James have now met twice this season, posting remarkably even results.