Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors: Andre Iguodala listed as doubtful for Game 4 of Western Conference Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been listed as ‘doubtful’ for Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, due to a left knee contusion.

Midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Game 3 win at Oracle Arena, Iguodala knocked his troublesome left knee into the right knee of Houston’s James Harden. After the win, head coach Steve Kerr said that he thought Iguodala would be “OK.”

“He got banged on the knee,” Kerr said. “He said he would be all right.”

ESPN reported that Iguodala would undergo an X-ray later on Monday after practice. The 34-year old has been an integral piece to Golden State’s defense, staying on the opponents’ best scorer throughout the season. He guarded Harden consistently in both Game 1 and Game 3.

“When we’re right, when we’re playing how we are supposed to play, Andre’s right in the middle of it,” Kerr said. “His defense and being smart, making good decisions. Andre is one of the guys who seems to set the tone for that for us, and I thought he did a great job of that tonight.”

Iguodala has also helped facilitate the Golden State offense, contributing three assists, three steals and 10 points on Tuesday, shooting 4-of-6 from the floor with no turnovers in 27 minutes. Iguodala has started 12 straight games, and the only three games the Warriors have lost in the playoffs have been games where Iguodala was a non-factor offensively. In Golden State’s three playoff losses, Iguodala has gone 4-for-11 from the floor with just four total assists.

One of the Warriors’ best defensive players off the bench this series — Kevon Looney — would likely be Iguodala’s replacement, especially given his ability to guard all five positions and switch from Harden to Chris Paul and back again in Houston’s isolation-based offense.Andre IguodalaGolden State WarriorsNBANBA PlayoffsWestern Conference Finals

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