Sometimes, the choice of which player is most deserving of the prestigious Warrior Wonder award is easy. Normally, it’s because one player dominated and outshone everyone else on the court - be it Kevin Durant, or Stephen Curry - but this situation is a bit different. Last night’s terrible loss to the Los Angeles Lakers featured a team-wide meltdown of epic proportions.
Before I dive into the rosy reality of Andre Iguodala’s season-high scoring performance, let’s just quickly tip our cap to the Lakers, and silently mourn the ugliness that spewed from our main players last night. Because there’s really no other way to parse this, it was one hell of an ugly game.
Klay: 2-7 FG— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) December 26, 2018
Steph: 5-17 FG
Durant: 5-13 FG
Andre Iguodala’s season-high 23 points
Ok, so grab your rose-tinted glasses and pull up a chair to look closer at Iguodala’s game last night.
First, some perspective. While 23 points may not sound like a lot, keep in mind that this was the first time Iguodala even broke the 20-point threshhold this season. In fact, he went completely scoreless over the course of about 24 minutes in the previous game (a close win over the Los Angeles Clippers) - his third outing without a single point this season.
Lowering that to five points or less, and you can point to twenty games this season. Again, that is twenty games (out of the team’s 45 games) where Iguodala has score five or fewer points. So... this was a breakout game for him.
The defensive specialist doesn’t make a habit of this stuff. In fact, his last four games combined, he only scored 19 points total!
23 points (on 9-of-12 from the field, including 3-of-5 from deep) with 5 rebounds and 4 assists are enough to get Andre my unanimous Warrior Wonder award.
Who was your Warrior Wonder against the LaLakers
This poll is closed
Andre "big buckets" Iguodala
the mute button (seriously, how is Mark Jackson still on air?)
DDD’s holiday roast (it came out perfect!)
I got nothin’ y’all.