For Game 2, the Warriors cannot afford to be down another key rotation player.
Which is why what happened to Andre Iguodala was concerning for Golden State. With less than two minutes remaining Thursday night, Iguodala was cutting down the lane, caught a pass from Draymond Green, took a dribble then banked in a little floater as the clock expired.
When he landed, Iguodala grabbed his left hamstring, obviously in some pain. He limped back down the court and coach Steve Kerr quickly subbed him out.
After the game, everyone downplayed the severity.
“I think he’s doing okay, but we’ll have an update tomorrow,” Kerr said.
Iguodala himself said, “I’ll be fine.”
The team medical staff will have a look at him on Friday. The good news for the Warriors is there is no game until Sunday, so whatever did happen will have a few days to heal. Hopefully it’s nothing that sidelines him in this series.
Iguodala finished with six points on seven shots, but did play critical defensive minutes on Kawhi Leonard in Game 1.