Andre Iguodala Upgraded to Questionable with Knee Injury for Game 4 vs. Rockets

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 22, 2018

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) is fouled by Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Slater added that X-rays revealed no structural damage to his injured left knee.

On Monday, Iguodala was listed as doubtful for Game 4 after banging knees with Rockets guard James Harden in Game 3.

Golden State took a 2-1 series lead by virtue of a 126-85 win in Game 3. Iguodala played 27 minutes in that contest and finished with 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

After averaging 6.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game during the regular season, the 34-year-old veteran is putting up 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in the playoffs.

The 2015 NBA Finals MVP is a key supporting-cast player alongside Golden State's "Big Four" of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Iguodala primarily contributes as a wing defender, and he has helped slow down Houston's three-point attack during the Western Conference Finals.

If Iguodala is unable to play in Game 4, it will likely lead to more playing time for Kevon Looney, Nick Young and Shaun Livingston.


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