LOS ANGELES – Andre Iguodala says his broken nose is nothing to worry about. He would, however, like it to step bleeding.
More than an hour after Iguodala sustained the injury at the end of the first half of a 120-105 preseason win over the Lakers, the Warriors forward stood in the locker room with tissue stuffing both his nostrils.
The damage was caused when Lakers forward Roscoe Smith took a jumper at the halftime buzzer and his arm came down on Iguodala's nose.
"I guess he doesn't hold his follow-through, dude came down on my nose,'' said Iguodala, who remained on the bench for the second half.
Though coach Steve Kerr indicated Iguodala will be able to play through the injury, perhaps wearing a mask, Iguodala said that probably would not be necessary.
"I put it back (in place),'' Iguodala explained, saying the break was toward the end of the nose. "I'll play Sunday. We'll figure it out. It ain't nothing big, nothing major.''
Expect Iguodala to see action when the Warriors return to the court for a rematch against the Lakers on Sunday in Ontario.