The Warriors could be without veteran Andre Iguodala when they take the court for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Iguodala is listed as questionable for Monday’s game after leaving Game 3 early with calf tightness, the team announced. He underwent an MRI on Sunday, which came back clean.
Andre Iguodala is questionable for Game 4, Warriors say.
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The forward went to the locker room in the first quarter of Saturday’s game to be evaluated, but he quickly returned, leading many to think the injury wasn’t that serious. However, ESPN reported Iguodala’s pain could be from a lingering Achilles injury. He played just 18 minutes, and only four came in the second half. The veteran was replaced by backup swingman Alfonzo McKinnie.
“He was sore,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters (via ESPN). “Lower leg, just had some soreness. He’s going to get an MRI tomorrow. We didn’t want to risk anything and put him back in the game. So, when we took him out mid-third, trainer said that’ll be it for him. We’ll know more tomorrow.”
Iguodala has been consistent in the postseason for the Warriors as he’s averaging 10.6 points with 4.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists a game. He averaged just 5.7 points per game during the regular season.
“We’ve got some guy’s banged up, but we’ve done a really good job. I’m really proud of this group for playing through a number of injuries we’ve had,” Kerr said. “It’s a remarkable group to continue to press and play at this level without so many key guys, so I’m very proud of them.”
The Warriors, who hold a 3-0 series lead, will face off against the Trail Blazers in Game 4 on Monday with tipoff set for 9 p.m. ET (ESPN).