We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the bridge to a Golden State Warriors championship will be suspended — or not — by the long, strong arms of reserve forward Andre Iguodala. Coach Steve Kerr has said he has several options for guarding LeBron James — Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson. But Kerr knows Iguodala is his best hope at containing James. And Kerr also knows that as James goes, so go the Cavaliers.
Iguodala was brilliant in the Warriors’ thrilling 108-100 Game 1 OT victory. Iguodala added offensive punch, including big 3-pointers and powerful dunks, to his defensive prowess. Kerr called Iguodala’s performance “fantastic.” James scored 44 points, but he needed 38 shots to do it. The main point, from the Warriors perspective, was that James didn’t score 50. Iguodala had 15 points. That’s kind of a happy draw, if you’re the Warriors.