Nigerian-born basketball star, Andre Iguodala was knocked out by tightness in his left calf, thereby missing out on an appearance for Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference finals against Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Golden State disclosed that an MRI on Sunday came back clean, but the crew chose to be cautious with the 35-year-old veteran, as they look to complete a sweep of The Trail Blazers.
Iguodala left play in the third quarter of Saturday night’s 110-99 victory in Portland in Game 3, after playing just 18 minutes, during which he contributed two points, five rebounds and two assists.
However, Golden State head coach, Steve Kerr said they will make do without Iguodala, who was the 2015 NBA Finals MVP for Golden State, and is averaging 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 29.4 minutes in 15 games (nine starts) this postseason.
“We didn’t want to risk anything and put him back in the game. We’ll have to have more minutes from him (in the next game),” Kerr said.