Stephen Curry says Warriors will have same mentality whether Andre Iguodala plays in Game 4 or not
The Golden State Warriors have dealt with myriad injury issues during the 2019 playoffs. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson suffered ankle injuries, and Curry dislocated a finger on his non-shooting hand in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets.
Kevin Durant went down with a mild calf strain in Game 5 against the Rockets, and DeMarcus Cousins got hurt in the second game of the postseason. Yet through it all, the Warriors have shown the pedigree that has made them the two-time defending champions of the NBA.
Golden State is just one win away from reaching its fifth consecutive NBA Finals, and not even another injury can throw them off-balance. Andre Iguodala is questionable to play in Game 4, but Curry and Co. are used to playing at a deficit by now:
Steph Curry on how players adjust without Andre Iguodala pic.twitter.com/1D5ndpZukh
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) May 19, 2019
Indeed, role players like Jonas Jerebko, Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie would all see more minutes should Iguodala be forced out, but as Curry indicated, each guy has experience playing championship minutes for this team.
The way Curry himself is playing in the Western Conference Finals, Iguodala’s absence may be of little consequence. Curry has scored at least 36 points in all three games of the series while dissecting Portland’s defense in the pick-and-roll.
Curry was facing numerous questions about his abilities entering Game 5 against the Rockets, but after a big fourth quarter in Game 5 and a 33-point second half in Game 6, the two-time MVP certainly looks to have his swagger back as the Warriors look to sweep the Blazers on their way to the Finals.