The Golden State Warriors have listed Andre Iguodala as questionable for tonight's Game 4 against the Houston Rockets, and if he misses the game, his absence could be felt intensely.
Numbers show Iguodala has been a real hawk against the Rockets' iso star backcourt of Chris Paul and James Harden, limiting them to a futile 1-of-41 from the field with him as the primary defender, according to Second Spectrum.
The Rockets offense has been tailored to give Paul and Harden the easiest matchup on the floor, but when they've found themselves against Iguodala, he's been a total hound — making a Zaza Pachulia 3-pointer more likely to find the net than any of their shots through these first three games.
Surprisingly enough, Kevon Looney is boasting a better defensive rating when playing alongside the other four Warriors All-Stars, which makes for a good potential replacement if Iguodala misses tonight's tilt.
But if he does, the Warriors will surely miss an absolute eraser of the two key players from which Mike D'Antoni's team revolves around.
Golden State will have a huge chance to go up 3-1 in the series by taking this game tonight at Oracle Arena before returning to the Toyota Center for Game 5, having stolen home court advantage to start the series.