Tonight, the Golden State Warriors will get a chance to exact revenge on their thrilling loss to the Toronto Raptors from a few weeks ago. But, just as in the first game, the Warriors will be missing a key player, as sixth man Andre Iguodala will sit out the game due to hip tightness.
Andre Iguodala remains out tonight with that hip tightness. Two straight missed games after that high usage night in Milwaukee.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 12, 2018
Iguodala has been playing brilliant basketball as of late, but has been dealing with minor injuries all year. He missed much of training camp due to a rib injury, and this will be the fourth game this season that he’s been forced to sit out.
That said, the Warriors will still be fielding a better roster than in their overtime loss in Toronto, as Steph Curry and Draymond Green - who were both injured for the game on November 29 - will be suiting up.
For Iguodala, it’s a big bummer, since his appearance in Toronto was one of his better games of the season, and he was surely looking forward to the rematch.
Andre told me postgame in Milwaukee he thought his best game of the season was against Toronto. Shame he won’t be out there tonight. https://t.co/mHrovx0aDa— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) December 12, 2018
This is the final time that Toronto and Golden State play this year, which means we won’t see a full-strength matchup this season, unless the two teams meet in the NBA Finals. But then again, that looks like a distinct possibility.