The Golden State Warriors preserved their season in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers.
However, it appears that the league's reigning champions will be forced to play Game 6 of the series without Andrew Wiggins.
Wiggins reportedly suffered a costal cartilage injury after colliding with LeBron James. Anthony Slater of The Athletic broke down the
play where Wiggins may have been injured.Andrew Wiggins appeared to experience rib discomfort following LeBron James' box out crack in the midst of the fourth quarter.
For the next few minutes, he kept grasping at his ribcage. Fracture of the costal cartilage. His participation in Game 6 is in doubt.
Wiggins was instrumental in the Warriors' Game 5 victory over the Lakers. He finished with 25 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in 36 minutes.
Wiggins' availability for Game 6 is now in doubt, which is awful news for the Dubs. Wiggins is one of the league's top two-way players, capable of
defending the best player on the opposing team. If Wiggins is unable to play in the series' key game, the Lakers will have a great chance to advance to the Western Conference Finals.