Here is the play when Andre Iguodala tweaked his left knee pic.twitter.com/mbjYqBhHZw
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 7, 2019
In the closing moments of the Warriors’ Game 4 loss to the Rockets, Andre Iguodala left his feet to rebound James Harden’s missed free throw. Before he landed, some sort of contact was made with Chris Paul, and Iguodala appeared to leave the court with a tweaked left knee.
The good news is that the injury isn’t serious according to Iguodala, who told Steve Kerr he’ll be good to go for Game 5, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Haynes also reported in that piece that the Warriors believe Iguodala was hurt because of a dirty play by Paul.
While hovering over the buffet, coach Steve Kerr joined him in surveying the options and asked the 2015 Finals MVP how he was feeling. Iguodala bent down, briefly massaged his left knee and said it was a little sore, but he promised his coach that he would be fine for Game 5 on Wednesday.
The injury is believed to be minor, but the incident that led to it is being viewed quite differently. Members of the Warriors told Yahoo Sports that they believed it was “a dirty play” by Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul.
Chris Paul has had a reputation as one of the league’s dirtier players for nearly his entire career. What exactly he did to Iguodala during the play in question isn’t exactly clear, but at least a few members of the Warriors aren’t giving the point guard the benefit of the doubt.