There has been much murmuring and complaining in Dub Nation during these dark days that have shrouded the franchise since it fell 1⁄2 a game behind the Houston Rockets for the best record in basketball...in February.
“Where is our killer instinct?!”, one fan grumbles. “Our defense is slipping!”, exclaims another anxious supporter. “We need to sign Joakim Noah!”, squeals yet another disturbed devotee.
“Andre Iguodala robbed Joe Lacob with a ski mask during last summer’s drawn-out contract negotiations!” Okay, so that last one was totally me after it looked like Iguodala’s jump shot was in the dumpster earlier this season.
Yet, there’s a fantastic chance the cagy vet was just preserving his weathered body from breaking down during the arduous six month journey that is the NBA regular season. If you haven’t checked out our very own Hugo Kitano’s deep-dive into Iguodala’s surging offense, do yourself a favor and read it now.
His performance last night in the Golden State Warriors 114-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks was quite comforting, as he sealed the victory with the smarts and athleticism that have defined his Olympic-level career. That’s why he’s last nights Warriors Wonder, folks!
Forgot About ‘Dre
First there was this brilliant strip of shifty point guard Dennis Schroder that led to an Iguodala dunk on the other end during the fourth quarter.
Then, to show it wasn’t a fluke, he did the same thing again. With under ten seconds left in the fourth quarter, and the Warriors clinging to a three point lead, Iguodala stripped former Warrior fan favorite Kent Bazmore, and finished the play with a soaring SLAMMA-JAMMA!
Wow! Those were two “WONDER-FUL” clutch plays by Iguodala, were they not? Now, his counting stats of 9 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds in 26 minutes off of the bench may not get your heart pumping. However, did you consider that he had the second highest amount of dimes and boards on the evening for the Warriors? Not bad for an “old” guy, eh?
Stephen Curry: Ripped off 28 points in 24 minutes before being benched due to the ankle injury he suffered.
Kevin Durant: Smoothly balled his way to 28 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the field with some nifty scoring highlights.
Nick Young: Swagged his way to 16 points off of the bench on 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.
Who was your Warrior Wonder vs the Atlanta Hawks?
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