The Golden State Warriors were nothing short of dominant on Sunday night, as they beat the Houston Rockets by a whopping 41 points. A big part of that dominance was Andre Iguodala, who played borderline impeccable defense on the perimeter, while also chipping in 10 points and providing strong playmaking.
Now it looks like they’ll have to play Game 4 without him. Iguodala is officially questionable for Tuesday’s game, after suffering a knee contusion on Sunday. The knee got worse on Monday, and he didn’t practice; as a result, it’s certainly looking like “questionable” means “unlikely to play” in this case.
Andre Iguodala (knee) is doubtful for Game 4 tomorrow.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 21, 2018
Andre Iguodala's left knee contusion worsened overnight. Didn't practice. Unlikely he plays, which likely means a Looney start, more Nick Young possibly, maybe a Quinn Cook appearance.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 21, 2018
Iguodala has been starting as part of the smaller Hamptons 5 lineup, but it looks like Kevon Looney will slide into the starting lineup now, and get big minutes. As Anthony Slater notes, we may see more Nick Young and Quinn Cook, though many of Iguodala’s minutes can be filled by simply running the starters a little longer.
The Warriors lose some key perimeter defense, but if they play the way they did Sunday, they’ll still be just fine. Hopefully Iguodala gets healthy soon, and will be ready for Thursday’s Game 5 in Houston.