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Andre Iguodala unlikely to play Tuesday against the Rockets

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors and Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets talk in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors and Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets talk in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Warriors could be without a key member on Tuesday’s game against the Rockets.

The Houston Rockets are coming off of the worst playoff loss in franchise history on Sunday night. They lost by 41-points and were missing layup after layup.

The next game they play against the Warriors, however, might be a tad bit easier. Golden State might be without a key player, and starter, Andre Iguodala.

Iggy suffered a knee injury in last night’s game. He bruised it and it got worse overnight, making him officially “doubtful” for Game 4 in Oakland.

It’s no fun playing a not-fully healthy team, but Houston will surely take this break. Iguodala has been hustling hard this series and has played well on both ends, for the most part. Most significantly, he is the fifth member of the “Hampton’s 5” super-lineup that the Warriors put out there.

Huge news: Andre Iguodala is doubtful for Game 4 with a knee soreness.

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 21, 2018

Rockets regular season success against Warriors without Iggy

The Rockets, in both of their wins against the Warriors this year, played them without Andre Iguodala. His versatility was certainly missed for Golden State.

He did play in the one loss, however. Still, neither did James Harden or Kevin Durant. The first three games of this series were the first time all year that both teams have played each other (pretty much) fully healthy.

The Rockets, if you remember correctly, were actually in pursuit of Iguodala this summer. Houston was the only place, besides Golden State, that Iggy took seriously with their offer. In the end, it seems like the Rockets were just used as leverage for Iguodala to get more money with the Warriors. Oh well, Houston used that money on other players like P.J. Tucker.

As a fan of the Rockets, I hope that Iggy is fine and able to play as soon as possible. I’d love for Houston to beat Golden State when both teams are at their peak health.

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