The Golden State Warriors Game 3 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers came at a cost. Andre Iguodala, who has started the bulk of the postseason for the Warriors, only played 18 minutes due to calf tightness.
On Sunday, Iguodala underwent an MRI. While the MRI results were clean, the veteran wing is still listed as questionable for Monday’s Game 4 contest in Portland.
Per Warriors, Andre Iguodala’s MRI came back clean. He is questionable for Game 4.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 19, 2019
The fact that the MRI came back clean is tremendous news, but the thought of playing a game or two without Iguodala is not good for the Warriors. They’re already without Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, likely for the rest of the Western Conference Finals. If Iguodala is out, then the team is missing three of its six core players.
Translation: A lot of pressure on Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. And a need for the bench to find a way to come up big.
Golden State is no stranger to playing big games without Iguodala, who was injured for much of last year’s Conference Finals as well. But that almost cost them dearly.
Thankfully for the Warriors, they’ve built up the cushion of a 3-0 series lead.