Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodalaâs rest night coincides with his recent knee injury. This maximizes his rest considering Warriors donât play again until Thursday
Anthony Slater: Shaun Livingston out tonight in Denver with left knee contusion. Looks like Andre Iguodala will return, though. Missed last game in Utah with left calf tightness.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala went thru @Warriors shootaround. Says heâs feeling better. Still questionable but trending upward.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala went through shootaround, told Steve Kerr he "feels pretty good." Still questionable tonight vs Jazz.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala (L calf) did not practice with @Warriors today. Questionable for game at Utah on Friday.
Howâs your rib? Steve [Kerr] said you got dinged up. [Iguodala missed Wednesdayâs practice, but returned on Thursday for a scrimmage]. Andre Iguodala: âI get it every year. This is one thing that happens every year. My neck and back go out. If you saw me last year, I had tape across. I had [kinesio] tape on my back for 10-15 games last year. It happens every year. So Iâm glad itâs happening now.â
Ramona Shelburne: Andre Iguodala was seen limping at end of the first half. Warriors say itâs a contusion on his right leg, not the left one heâs been injured with. Heâll play in the second half.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala is AVAILABLE for Game 3 vs. Cavs. I'm told Warriors will keep a watchful eye on movements and minutes.
Melissa Rohlin: Steve Kerr said that Andre Iguodala is "likely to play" but nothing will be official until he talks to Chelsea Lane after Iguodala's pregame workout.
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala walked off the floor and said he feels âterrible.â He was smiling and being coy when he said it. Will he play tonight? Iguodala: âI donât know.â
Marla Ridenour: Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala will be upgraded to questionable for Game 3
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said Iguodala has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Said he's hopeful that, if Iguodala can't play Game 3, he'll play Game 4.
On Saturday, Iguodala went through a full personal workout and sprinted for the first time since suffering a bone bruise in his left knee in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, sources said. The swingman's status for Game 3 on Wednesday is still unknown, according to sources.
Tim Bontemps: Steve Kerr says heâs âoptimisticâ Andre Iguodala will play in this series, but adds âthereâs no way to know for sureâ how Iguodala will heal.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala: "Day-to-day. Each day he's getting a little better. Still doubtful for tomorrow. Making some strides."
Logan Murdock: Andre Iguodala on being out for Game 1: âJust trying to get back as soon as possible. Making some progress.â
Marla Ridenour: Kerr on Iguodala missing Game 1: âSome encouraging signs ... weâve got lots of guys who can take on LeBron. Itâs a group effort.â
Mark Medina: Warriors already rule out Andre Iguodala for Game 1. Warriors will re-evaluate him before Game 2
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala recently got a second opinion on his injured left knee and is still trying to figure out what's wrong, league sources told ESPN. The Warriors are officially labeling the injury a left lateral leg contusion.
The 6-foot-7 swingman plans to search for a remedy in the coming days, sources said, and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers is unknown. Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, has missed the past four games after bumping knees with Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala to @TheAthletic on availability for The Finals: "I don't know" -Pressed further: "I'm trying" -Optimistic? "I'm optimistic I'll be alive tomorrow." -On the pain: "They say it could go away just like that one day." -Bone bruise? "if that's what they say, then yes"
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on how long he expects Andre Iguodala to be out: "No idea. No idea. It's been day-to-day since Game 3. That's just not an easy injury to predict in terms of the recovery."
Tim Bontemps: Steve Kerr says he will call Andre Iguodala âdoubtfulâ for Game 7, but says heâs working around the clock to try to play in Game 7. Doesnât seem likely that he will, though.
Tim Bontemps: Kerr says Iguodala says he has a bone bruise, and that he remains day-to-day. Just a matter of waiting for him to be able to run without pain before he can play.
Michael Lee: Steve Kerr isn't sure Andre Iguodala will be available for Game 6. "Heâs one of our keys & weâve missed him the last two games. But we canât count on it. Injuries happen & weâve just got to play with whoever is out there. So weâre hoping heâs back, weâll see what happens.â
Mark Medina: No update on Andre Iguodala. Steve Kerr said heâs improved âincrementally.â But his availability is not clear for Game 6
Jonathan Feigen: With Iguodala out, Looney gets the start again for the Warriors vs. Rockets tonight.
Chris Haynes: Andre Iguodala to ESPN on trying to get back on the court: âLast game was the plan. Tonight was the plan. So, itâs all about timing. Just trying to get it right. Make sure I can go.â
Tim MacMahon: Andre Iguodala is out for Game 5. "He's dying to play, but he's not healthy enough," Steve Kerr said. "We'll just continue to take it day to day."
Adam Wexler: Kerr today on Thompson, Iguodala: "I believe Klay will play, but we're still listing him as questionable, we gotta see how he feels during pregame. And Andre, incremental progress, gametime decision. He needs more treatment, he'll probably warmup tonight & we'll see what happens.
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr believes Klay Thompson will play. Andre Iguodala listed as a game-time decision
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said Iguodala is doing better and Thompson is âmoving around really well. I think heâs going to be fine.â
Mark Medina: Warriors are listing Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson as questionable for tomorrow in Game 5 vs Rockets
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on the Andre Iguodala injury: "If he was close, he'd play. He's injured. We'll see what happens in a couple days."
David Aldridge: Pregame plan for @Andre Iguodala is still more treatment for the left leg contusion, followed by pregame test with Warriorsâ training staff. Still currently listed as questionable for Game 4 tonight vs. Rockets.
Mark Medina: Warriors upgraded Andre Iguodala to questionable for Game 4 tonight vs. Rockets. Iguodala took both an MRI and X-ray, which showed no structural damage in his left knee.
Shams Charania: Sources: X-ray on Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala's left leg contusion returned clean. Iguodala is day-to-day, listed as doubtful ahead of Game 4 against Houston.
Ramona Shelburne: From what I understand, the bruise on Iguodala's knee is actually slightly below his kneecap. One Warriors source I spoke to said there was optimism he'd be upgraded. But obviously they didn't expect it to get worse overnight so best not to guess until X-rays come back.
Logan Murdock: Warriors' latest injury report for game 2: Andre Iguodala (left thigh contusion) is available to play. Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) is out. Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) is out.
Logan Murdock: Andre Iguodala is walking through the Warriors locker room with a slight limp and a black sleeve on his left leg.
After missing six of the Warriorsâ final seven regular-season games with left knee soreness, Andre Iguodala is poised to return for Game 1 of the first round. âI fully expect him to be in the lineup in Game 1,â head coach Steve Kerr said after shoot-around Tuesday.
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala, who has missed 6 of 7 to end the season: "I fully expect him in the lineup Game 1" pic.twitter.com/hubNMIOmTi
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said he expects Andre Iguodala to play in Game 1 of the playoffs pic.twitter.com/1lxFMk8sgD
Mark Medina: Per Warriors: Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) will sit out tomorrow vs Utah. Damian Jones (left mid foot sprain) is listed as probable
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala will be available to play tonight vs. New Orleans. Shaun Livingston will be out (right knee soreness). Kerr suggested the two will swap availabilities tomorrow in Phoenix.
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said Iguodala and Livingston are questionable. Said there's a "good chance" he plays one of them tonight and the other tomorrow vs. Phoenix.
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala and guard Nick Young are listed as probable for Saturday nightâs game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced Friday evening.
Monte Poole: For those in panic mode with Andre Iguodalaâs knee soreness, he says not to worry. Itâs tendinitis. Been there since college. Could be back Thursday but no later than Saturday.
Anthony Slater: Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Omri Casspi and Kevon Looney all out tonight. Livingston away for personal reasons. Steve Kerr: "So you're starting at the 2 tonight, @Chris Haynes"
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala out tomorrow vs Kings, didnât practice today. Kerr said he doubts Iguodala plays on Sunday vs PHX
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Andre Iguodala's knee soreness: "I probably won't play him in Sacramento (on Saturday)."
Mark Medina: Warriors ruled out David West (right arm cyst) for tomorrow vs. Minnesota. Quinn Cook (right hand contusion) & Andre Iguodala (left wrist sprain) are listed as questionable for tomorrow.
Mark Medina: No David West & no Andre Iguodala tonight against the Blazers. In addition, no Stephen Curry, no Jordan Bell & no Patrick McCaw.
Kerry Eggers: Warriors very short-handed for #Blazers game tonight at @ModaCenter. @Stephen Curry (ankle), Jordan Bell (ankle) and Patrick McCaw (wrist) out, Andre Iguodala (wrist) and David West (arm) doubtful. #ripcity
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala, out tonight with wrist injury, considered questionable tomorrow in Portland, per Kerr.
Logan Murdock: Warriors injury report for tonight: -Andre Iguodala (left wrist) is out -David West (Cyst) is doubtful -Patrick McCaw (wrist) -Jordan Bell (right ankle) out
Logan Murdock: Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala (calf) practiced today. Status still uncertain for Tuesdayâs game vs the Knicks.
June 12, 2021 | 8:31 am EDT Update
Sergio Scariolo is a strong candidate for Virtus Bologna head coaching job, as reported by Il Corriere dello Sport and confirmed to Sportando. Sasha Djordjevicâs departure from Virtus Bologna was almost certain when Serie A playoffs started, also considering the elimination in EuroCup semifinals against Unics Kazan and the missed chance to play in EuroLeague next season.
In the locker room after the Netsâ 86-83 loss, there were lots of âatta boysâ and âpick your head upsâ and âweâll live with that shotâ from teammates, but Irving had a little piece of extra advice. Be like dad. Dunk it. âKyrie was like, âHey, you gotta try and dunk it, get a foul or something,ââ Brown said. âThatâs definitely what I should have done. I had the lane and the angle too, so maybe if I did that Iâd have gotten a foul call, gotten to the line. If I had taken my two steps toward the rim, I probably couldâve dunked the ball.â
The available replays call into question this very idea. Lopez is 7-feet tall, and heâd recovered quickly from where he was on the sideline to get in Brownâs way. Brown faded left as he shot the ball, and, âI shot it too hard, I was trying to get it up a little higher, but he was nowhere near the ball, looking at the pictures and the film. âI couldâve just really did a simple layup and made the shot,â he said. âI made it difficult for myself just thinking too much during the shot.â
Harris wasnât the only one misfiring in the Netsâ 86-83 loss. Add in Landry Shamet (1-for-4) and Mike James (1-for-5), and three Nets who can make a defense pay for double-teaming Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were a combined 3-for-20 from the field, including 2-for-11 from 3-point range. If those supporting cast numbers are repeated Sunday in Game 4, the series soon could be tied. âIf you look at it, only one or two buckets in the last three or four minutes that we needed to fall and they just didnât,â coach Steve Nash said. âI thought plenty of opportunities. Now, would I want Kevin or Ky shooting every single ball? Of course, but thatâs not always the way it works out. We can learn from it.â
Phoenix went on a 14-2 run to build a 20-point lead on the way to a 116-102 win Friday to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in this best-of-7 conference semifinal series. “We have our eyes on the prize,” All-Star guard Devin Booker said.
Durant is 25 of 45 in the 10- to 14-foot range in these playoffs. No other player has made more than 17 playoff jumpers in that zone. Durant is 17 of 32 from the 15- to 19-foot range. No other player has made more than 12 playoff jumpers in that zone. Who is that next player? Devin Booker. Heâs not quite Durant, from a potency or accuracy standpoint. But heâs the closest thing the NBA has to Durant right now. Booker is 17 of 33 in that 10- to 14-foot range and 12 of 26 in that 15- to 19-foot range. Combine both zones and Durant has made 42, Booker has made 29 and Kawhi Leonard has made 24 in these playoffs. Thatâs one, two, three in the rankings. Decent company for Phoenixâs rising three-level scorer.
Paul’s stabilizing presence has been a huge reason why the Suns are a game away from ending Denver’s season. He has scored 30 points on 12-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, with eight assists and no turnovers combined in the three fourth quarters in this series, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. “We just got to make it more difficult on him,” Nuggets guard Monte Morris said. “He’s a Hall of Fame point guard, top five easily, still playing in the NBA. … He’s getting everybody involved. CP is a tough cover for anybody, but we have to just stick to our game plan and try to execute it the best way we can.
The Lakers had the best regular-season defense in the NBA and still gave up 106.8 points per 100 possessions. This is the steroid era of offensive efficiency. Ratings have spiked the past half-decade. But Phoenix is defending at a playoff rate equivalent to the 2014 title Spurs. They have a 101.6 defensive rating during this six-game win streak and 103.9 rating in these playoffs.