Trans. Apr 20 7:56 ET (Apr 20 7:56 ET ) Programming note:Coverage of Warriors-Clippers Game 2 starts Monday night at 6:30 on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area with Warriors Pregame Live. LOS ANGELES When the Warriors pulled off a stunning deal to acquire free-agent forward Andre Iguodala last summer, the motive behind the move was clear. Iguodala fills both roles. "This is why we went and got him," coach Mark Jackson said.
Andre Iguodala fouled out of Saturday's game with eight points and three assists in only 19 minutes of action.
The Scoop:Warriors coach Mark Jackson kept Iguodala in the game with three fouls in the first half and he quickly picked up his fourth, followed by a fifth early in the third quarter. The Clippers had their own foul problems with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both sitting out much of the second half, and the Warriors were able to escape with a thrilling 109-105 victory despite Iguodala's absence down the stretch.
UPDATE: Stephen Curry, David Lee and Andre Iguodala will not suit up tonight, while Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are most likely not going to play as well, according to a report form the San Francisco Chronicle. Programming note: Warriors-Nuggets coverage tips off tonight at 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area with Warriors Pregame Live (Territory restrictions apply) Channel locations With a postseason berth assured, locked into the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, Warriors coach Mark Jackson concedes the final game of the regular season is his first and last chance to rest those players that need it. "I'm going to talk to my guys and then make a decision," he said after the Warriors secured their seeding by beating the Timberwolves on Monday night. "But I would imagine a good amount of them will not play."
The Scoop:Iguodala recently dealt with a knee injury and his minutes have been monitored in recent weeks, so he was a top candidate for a precautionary day of rest. He'll be ready to go for the postseason.
The Scoop:They'll go with a second-string starting unit of Steve Blake, Jordan Crawford, Harrison Barnes, Marreese Speights and Hilton Armstrong. This leaves them with a threadbare bench all available players are likely to play huge minutes in the season finale, while the typical starters get some well-deserved rest.