OAKLAND – Though Stephen Curry plans to play through lingering soreness in his left ankle, forward Andre Iguodala likely will not take the court when the Warriors meet the Lakers on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles.
Iguodala, battling a tight left hamstring, is officially listed as questionable for the game at the Staples Center, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr indicated that outlook is optimistic.
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“We’ll be very careful with Andre,” he said after a light practice Saturday. “He’s questionable, which probably leans more toward doubtful with the back-to-back.
“Steph feels great, so he’ll play.”
The Warriors have a grueling upcoming schedule, with five games in seven days beginning Sunday. After playing the Lakers, they return home to face Orlando on Monday, followed by Utah, Portland and Phoenix.
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Iguodala tweaked his hamstring last Saturday at Oklahoma City. He was on the sideline, along with Curry, for the Warriors’ win over the Hawks on Tuesday but returned Thursday to face the Thunder at Oracle Arena. Iguodala was limited to 14 minutes in the overtime win over OKC.
“He didn’t re-tweak it,” Kerr said. “We just want to be careful. With two games in quick order, we’ve got to be smart. He’ll go the trip and we’ll see how he feels to morrow, but I would say he’s more doubtful than questionable.”
Both Kobe Bryant (right shoulder) and Jordan Clarkson (left knee) are questionable to face the Warriors tomorrow, according to the Lakers.