Andre Iguodala Ruled Out for Game 2 of Spurs vs. Warriors Due to Knee Injury

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 16, 2017

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 14: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball against the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors won't have Andre Iguodala available for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday due to knee soreness, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Iguodala had been relatively healthy throughout the regular season and played a big role for the Warriors throughout the first two rounds of the playoffs. Unfortunately, his knee injury was evident during Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

The veteran played just 10 minutes, all in the first half, and finished with just two points and one assist. He was minus-19 on the court during that short span.

"He looked just a little hobbled out there," interim head coach Mike Brown said after the game, per Marcus Thompson II of the Mercury News.

Per Rosalyn Gold-Onwude of NBC Sports Bay Area, Iguodala missed practice Monday.

Although Iguodala only averaged 7.6 points per game during the regular season and 7.0 points per game so far this postseason, he is an important member of the Warriors rotation. The 33-year-old provides help off the bench on both ends of the court and has a knack for filling up the stat sheet in a variety of ways. He also allows the Warriors to use a smaller lineup with Draymond Green at center.

With Iguodala out, the Warriors will have to lean more heavily on Matt Barnes, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw. Although it's not quite as bad as the Spurs being without Kawhi Leonard, Golden State will miss Iguodala's contributions on the floor in Game 2 and perhaps beyond. 

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