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OAKLAND – Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) is out for Game 4 of the Warriors’ Western Conference Finals series against Houston on Tuesday.
“If it was close, he would play,” Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s injured, so he’s not playing. We’ll see what happens in a couple of days.”
Iguodala sustained the injury late in Game 3 after bumping knees with Rockets’ James Harden on Sunday. He had an MRI and an X-ray Monday morning, which the Warriors say showed no structural damage in his left knee.
He’s averaged 7.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 27.5 minutes during the playoffs. And he’s started in the team’s last five postseason games.
“You guys have heard me sing his praises for years,” Kerr said. “He’s an organizer, he’s a guy who settles us down, and he continuously makes the right play. So we’ll miss all that.”
Rockets’ coach Mike D’Antoni, however, did not feel too bad for the Warriors.
“Now, they only have four All-Stars instead of five,” D’Antoni said. “That really put a crimp in their style.”
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