PORTLAND, Ore. – On the floor, Warriors ahead Andre Iguodala appeared superb as he walked across the locker room making small speak with teammates and reporters. The Warriors wish to watch out, although.
So after taking part in solely 18 minutes within the Warriors’ Recreation Three win over the Portland Path Blazers due to left calf tightness, Iguodala plans to obtain an MRI someday on Sunday.
“He simply had some soreness,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated. “So we didn’t wish to danger something and put him again within the recreation.
It isn’t instantly clear what play prompted Iguodala to really feel tightness in his left calf. However the 35-year-old Iguodala has nursed a handful of minor illnesses throughout his 15th NBA season. So when Kerr yanked Iguodala with 7:50 left within the third quarter, the Warriors’ coach stated the coaching workers instructed him “that can be it” for Iguodala.
He completed with solely two factors whereas going 1-of-5 from the sector and 0-of-Three from Three together with 5 rebounds, two assists and two fouls. In any other case, Iguodala has averaged 10.6 factors on 53.6 p.c taking pictures together with 4.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 30.2 minutes in the course of the postseason. Iguodala additionally sealed the Warriors’ win over Portland in Recreation 2 by stripping the ball from Path Blazers guard Damian Lillard earlier than taking a probably game-tying Three on the ultimate possession.
Iguodala appeared in a very good temper within the locker room and stated that he felt superb. He didn’t stroll with a noticeable limp each within the locker room and towards the staff bus. As Kerr stated, although, “we’ll know extra tomorrow.”
Iguodala has been more healthy in comparison with final season. Then, he missed 24 video games, together with six within the NBA playoffs, due to accidents to his knees, ankles and shoulders. After having a non-invasive process final summer time on his left leg, Iguodala has solely missed a mixed 11 video games this season for minor illnesses and relaxation functions.
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