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Andrew Wiggins scores career-high in battle with LeBron James

Rookie Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves poured in a career-high 33 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, while going toe-to-toe with LeBron James.

Canadian forward faces team that traded him

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 33 points against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. (David Sherman/NBA)

Andrew Wiggins may not have got the ultimate revenge against the team that traded him, but it was pretty close.

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.

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