WATCH: Andrew Wiggins scores 47 points about as efficiently as possible vs. Lakers

Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins had the best night of his young career Sunday, pouring in 47 points on 14-for-21 shooting in a 125-99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. His previous career high was 36 points.

Wiggins has shown significant improvement when it comes to ballhandling and shooting, and this is a continuation of that. He hit a couple of jumpers early then relentlessly attacked the basket. By halftime, Wiggins had 25 points, but he kept up his intensity. Wiggins did much of his damage around the rim and made 17 of his 22 free throw attempts. He checked out of the game to a standing ovation.

The highlights, via the NBA's YouTube channel:

The ridiculous chart:

Andrew Wiggins shot chart
That's efficiency. NBA.com/stats

The postgame, mid-interview shower:

Wiggins is averaging 26.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 47.9 percent and an absurd 54.8 percent from 3-point range this season. These are All-Star numbers, and he's doing this while playing solid individual defense. When the Wolves' team defense comes together, watch out.

CBS Sports Writer

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