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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala out for Game 1 of NBA Finals against Cavs
June 21 2018, 12:17 | Van Peters
By Cam Tyes
Perhaps the Warriors let the Cavs into a series by not establishing themselves in Game 1. It's a group effort, anyway, guarding LeBron.
With Kevin Durant dominating inside, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson as 3-point sharpshooters and Draymond Green inside contributing rebounds and assists, the Warriors have been almost as formidable as they were in last year's title run. "It doesn't matter who plays, step up".
"He is now listed as out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals and will be re-evaluated again prior to Game 2", the statement said.
Iguodala said he doesn't have any doubts he will be able to return during the finals, though his patience is tested. But multiple injuries throughout the season as well as his most recent to his shoulder certainly made his effectiveness less than desired. Of course, all three FInals opened at home, where the Warriors have lost just once in the postseason since Game 7 of the 2016 Finals (Game 4 against the Rockets on May 22, snapping an National Basketball Association record 16-game winning streak).
The Cavs finished their series Sunday at Boston, so James spent a relaxing Memorial Day Monday with family having a barbecue.
Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver is amazed at how quickly and well James can recover after a superlative outing.
"I'll pick his brain about some things. some tendencies of LeBron, the fact of the switches or small things like that to help me out", Looney said. But Hill stands a chance of actually getting a stop against the Warriors' star guard, so that's an upgrade.
"What he brings to us on the defensive end will definitely be missed", Green said. You've seen that throughout the course of the playoffs this year and you've seen it the last three years, that those guys are up for the challenge.
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"It was an incredible performance, but don´t disrespect the other guys out there".
A good part of that is because they got into halfcourt duels with San Antonio and Houston, but it's also because they were too willing to fall into the isolation game.
Lue said All-Star forward Kevin Love remains in concussion protocol and his status for the series opener is in question.
He collided heads with the Celtics' Jayson Tatum early in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, and he missed the rest of that game and all of Game 7. "He played an unbelievable playoff run to date and has willed his team to his eighth straight finals and all that", Curry said. "We're going to try to get better throughout the series, and we'll see what happens".
"Being hunted is different than hunting, and we've been in that role for a long time", Warriors GM Bob Myers told ESPN. In two regular-season matchups with Golden State this year, he averaged 24.0 points and 12.5 rebounds.
James certainly understands what the Warriors are missing without Iguodala's presence and athleticism.
James said he had to improve his own attitude because his outlook was affecting the team. I mean, it may not be as suspenseful as a lot of people may want it to be or as drama-filled, but that's what you've got movies and music for.