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Andre Iguodala's Injury Should Worry Warriors Despite Postseason Dominance so Far

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors drives with the ball against Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2019 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 the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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After leaving Game 3 with a calf injury, Golden State Warriors' veteran Andre Iguodala is scheduled to undergo an MRI.

The injury was serious enough to limit him to only 18 minutes of game time despite Golden State's huge victory over the Trail Blazers. While losing Iguodala does not seem catastrophic for the Warriors, the team and its fans should certainly be concerned given his invaluable contributions thus far as a veteran stalwart on this roster.

Kevin Durant's calf injury has kept him out since he left Game 5 of the last series against the Rockets, so this is nothing to scoff at for Iggy. Although the former Finals MVP's performance has not necessarily stuffed the stat sheet, his defense and overall tenacity bring an edge to this Warriors squad, as seen at the end of Game 2 against the Blazers when he stripped Damian Lillard on the final possession of the game.

Iguodala is averaging just 10.1 points per game in these playoffs, but the Warriors are +90 when he's on the court. That's a significant point differential for a player whose impact is not as noticeable as others. As a result, any potential missed time for Iggy could spell trouble for the Warriors.