Top 5 NBA player performances for winning teams on January 8

Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson scored 43 points on Tuesday (Jan. 8) versus the NY Knicks. [Image via NBA/YouTube screencap]
Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson scored 43 points on Tuesday (Jan. 8) versus the NY Knicks. [Image via NBA/YouTube screencap]

These five NBA stars stepped up their games on the hardwood to help their teams win.

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1

Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota Timberwolves

Wiggins came through for the Timberwolves on Tuesday night thanks to a stellar 40-point performance. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and gave four assists to teammates in the close 119-117 win over Oklahoma City.

2

Klay Thompson - Golden State Warriors

It seems like ancient history since Klay was struggling to find his scoring. That's not the case right now. On Tuesday evening, Thompson dropped 43 points, had two steals, two rebounds, and two blocks as the Warriors dominated the Knicks 122-95. Most impressive about Klay's 43 was that he scored mostly off "catch and shoot" plays with very little dribbling.

3

Kawhi Leonard - Toronto Raptors

Leonard's headed for another All-Star appearance, that seems all but wrapped up. Tuesday's performance included 31 points, six assists, and four rebounds collected as the Raptors held off Atlanta 104-101.

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