As evidenced by losses in three of their last four games, the Golden State Warriors (13-12) are not the same team without Andre Igudoala on the floor. Needing big fourth quarters to even come close to the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns is telling about how much the Stephen Curry-dependent team needs their major free agent acquisition back.
Tuesday night, when the Warriors play host to the New Orleans Pelicans (11-11), Iguodala will again be in street clothes watching from the bench. But luckily for the Warriors, so will Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who after beginning the season looking like one of the best power forwards in basketball is one of the many NBA players this year to miss time due to a broken hand.
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After being struggling out of the gate with turnovers, the Warriors again could not hold onto the ball. Golden State turned it over 20 times against Phoenix on Sunday, a total far to high for the liking of any Warrior player or coach.
Klay Thompson has also struggled of late for the Warriors. In his last three games, Thompson is shooting a mere 33.3 percent from the field and is averaging only 15.0 points in those games which is well below his season average.
Iguodala and Davis are not the only two injured players on either team. Toney Douglas and Jermaine O’Neal have also been ruled out for Tuesday night’s game. One of the key pieces the Pelicans added this offseason, Tyreke Evans is also out for Tuesday night’s game. Evans will miss the game thanks to a sprained ankle he suffered in the Pelicans loss Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets.
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