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Warrior Wonder: Andre Iguodala’s three-point stroke

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There were slim pickings tonight, but one sliver of light was Andre Iguodala hitting some threes.

NBA: Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors
The new threesus
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday night’s game did not feel like a wonderful Golden State Warriors night.

Limping into a matchup against one of the hottest teams in the NBA, the Utah Jazz, the main aim of the evening was to ensure no-one else got injured.

They managed to achieve that mission, though there was a scary moment towards the end of the first half when it looked like Quinn Cook had hurt his knee. Fortunately, he was able to start the second half and play through it.

Nights like tonight bring back memories of the bad old days. But rather than dwell on the negatives, let’s rummage through this garbage heap of a game to look for something that isn’t too stinky.

Andre Iguodala’s three point shooting

We all know the story. A prophet unappreciated in his time by the masses, seemingly left to die, who is resurrected and leads to the salvation of mankind.

And so it was, with Andre Iguodala. The former Finals MVP was wandering in the wilderness before the All-Star break, shooting a measly 22.9% from three-point land.

But lo and behold, it’s a miracle! Since then he has gone on a tear, making 50% of his threes just as the playoffs come into view. Sunday night, he went 4-for-5 from beyond the arc with some real threesus stuff.

There has got to be some kind of divine intervention here.

Sadly, this divine intervention did not rub off on others.

Maybe we need Snoop to turn up to the next game?

In all seriousness, a late-season game with all four All-Stars out is about as meaningless as you can get. But if Iguodala is hitting his threes, all of a sudden the Warriors’ playoff chances don’t look quite so shaky.

And I’m afraid that’s all I’ve got for you today.

Poll

Who was your Warrior Wonder against the Jazz?

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  • 39%
    No injuries
    (80 votes)
  • 28%
    Andre Iguodala
    (57 votes)
  • 14%
    Quinn Cook
    (29 votes)
  • 6%
    Javale McGee
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    Kevon Looney
    (11 votes)
  • 3%
    Damian Jones
    (7 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (answer in the comments please)
    (4 votes)
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