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Warriors Consider Bringing Andre Iguodala Off the Bench

NBA via Philadelphia 76ers(NEW YORK) -- Despite being one of the highest paid players on the team and a seasoned veteran, first-year Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is strongly considering bringing Andre Iguodala off the bench.

The Warriors are one of the more talented and deep teams in the NBA, and Kerr thinks bringing Iguodala off the bench could best serve the team as he is one of the best all-around defensive players in the entire NBA.

“I could make an argument he’s been our best player, especially over the last two weeks,” Kerr told the Bay Area News Group. “Right now in the scrimmages, he’s the most impactful player that we have. The last couple of weeks, he has sort of determined who’s winning [the scrimmage] depending on what side he’s on."

“So from that standpoint, you could call me an idiot. If he’s my best player and I’m not starting him, maybe I’m the one who’s wrong," he continued. "The argument is absolutely there.”

Prior to last season, Iguodala signed a four-year deal with the Warriors worth $48 million.

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DeAndre Jordan Leads L.A. Clippers to Emotional 113-103 Victory

Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) --  DeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 18 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Just hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life for making racist statements, the Clippers returned to Staples Center and put on an emotional performance that will be remembered for years to come.

Chris Paul had 20 points and seven assists as the Clippers forgot all about their blowout loss to Golden State in Sunday's Game 4.

"I thought they were great," head coach Doc Rivers said about the way his players responded. "I thought they were tired a lot, and that was the result of the last few days. I just thought they had great mental toughness. They wanted to will this game, and I'm just proud of them."

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also fined Sterling $2.5 million and called on NBA owners to force him to sell the team for making the comments, which were recorded.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 21 points, while Andre Iguodala had 18 points and eight assists.

The Clippers have a chance to close out the series on Thursday night in Oakland. It would be just their third playoff series victory since Sterling bought the team back in 1981.

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Warriors Stun Clippers 109-105, Take 1-0 Series Lead 

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) --  Klay Thompson and Blake Griffin combined to score 42 points as the Golden State Warriors stunned the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 in their playoff series opener.

Stephen Curry added 14 points for Golden State, who rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half.

Chris Paul led the Clippers with 28 points and eight assists in the loss.  Blake Griffin finished with 16 points, but he fouled out with 48 seconds remaining and the game tied at 105.

Darren Collison made 1 of 2 free throws late in the fourth quarter, giving the Clippers their first lead since early in the third at 103-102.  Warriors forward Harrison Barnes drilled a three-pointer to give his team the lead for good.

The teams split their four games in the regular season, so the rest of the series should be quiite interesting.  Game 2 will be played on Monday night.

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Curry's Triple Double Leads Warriors Past 76ers

Golden State Warriors/NBA(PHILADELPHIA) --  The Sixers are undefeated no more.

Stephen Curry had 18 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds for his second career triple double as the Golden State Warriors handed the Sixers their first loss of the season, 110-90 on Monday night.

Andre Iguodala torched his former team by scoring 32 points, including a career-high seven three-pointers. 

"I got a good look or two, and confidence started flowing," Iguodala said.

The Sixers (3-1) were one of the most surprising teams in the NBA at the start of the season, but the Warriors proved to be too much for them to handle.

"It's very tough to keep doing it each and every night," Sixers forward Thaddeus Young said. "Tonight, it actually caught up with us."

Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, the reigning Eastern Conference player of the week, scored 18 points but missed 13 of 17 shots.

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Reports: Andre Iguodala to Opt Out of Contract

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Andre Iguodala's days in Denver may be done.  The Nuggets guard is expected to opt out of his contract for next season and become a free agent, according to multiple reports.

The All-Star averaged 13 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 assists last season and is set to make $16.2 million next season.

Iguodala was one of the best defender's for Denver last season and by opting out, he'll have the options of signing a five-year contract with the team or a four-year deal with another one.

Denver was ousted by the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs and fired the NBA's Coach of the Year, George Karl after a 57-25 season.

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Nuggets Hold Off Warriors to Avoid Elimination 

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(DENVER) --  The Denver Nuggets regained their confidence just in time.

Andre Iguodala led six players in double figures with 25 points as the Nuggets topped the Golden State Warriors 107-100 on Tuesday night to cut their series deficit to 3-2.

The Nuggets never trailed and used stifling defense to slow down Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who finished with a series-low of 15 points.

Tempers flared a bit as Warriors coach Mark Jackson accused the Nuggets of trying to hurt Curry during the game, mentioning a few screens set by Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried that he believed were fouls.

"Some dirty plays early," Jackson said. "It's playoff basketball. That's all right. We own it. But make no mistake about it, we went up 3-1 playing hard, physical, clean basketball -- not trying to hurt anybody."

"It's basketball," countered Faried. "I try to do the little things my team needs me to do. It's physical. If you can't stand the physicality, you shouldn't be playing."

Rookie forward Harrison Barnes scored a team-high 23 points for the Warriors.

The series shifts to Oakland Thursday night for Game 6.

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Warriors Edge Nuggets, Take 2-1 Series Lead

John Leyba/The Denver Post(OAKLAND, Calif) -- Stephen Curry, who was playing on a sprained left ankle, scored 29 points and dished out 11 assists leading the Golden State Warriors past the Denver Nuggets 110-108 Friday night.

The Warriors now lead their best-of seven playoff series 2-1.

" Feels good," Curry said of his ankle. "Just thankful to be able to get through the game without any instances. I will continue my treatment and hopefully it feels even better come Sunday."
The game went down to the wire and wasn't determined until Andre Iguodala missed a 3-pointer as time expired.

Jarrett Jack compiled 23 points and seven assists, and Harrison Barnes and Carl Landry each scored 19 in the win.

Ty Lawson scored a game high 35 points, and his 3-pointer with 8:51 left in the third quarter gave the Nuggets a 71-58 lead. The Warriors then went on a 15-2 run to take the lead. After that neither team led by more than six points.

Game 4 is Sunday in Oakland. Tip-off is set for 9:30 PM eastern time.

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Gallinari Leads Denver Nuggets To 15th Straight Win

Denver Nuggets/NBA(DENVER) -- The Denver Nuggets (49-22) dunked the Sacramento Kings (25-45) Saturday night, 101-95 for their 15th consecutive victory.

The Nuggets had six players score in double figures led by forward Danilo Gallinari with 19 rebounds. Forward Kenneth Faried contributed 17 points and nine rebounds while teammate, guard Andre Iguodala had 15 points and a team-high eight assists.

“I’ll just go on the record for everyone to hear because what I’ve been telling the team for three days, for the next 12 games we’ve got. I don’t want to hear about rest. I don’t want to hear about we’re tired. I want our attitude to be the best basketball we’ve played all year,” Nuggets head coach George Karl said. “If you don’t want to do that then I’ll play somebody else. I don’t want to hear, ‘My body hurts,’ or ‘I’m sore.’ Everybody plays the same amount of games. Everybody. We have an opportunity and resting is not going to get us ready for the opportunity.”

Center DeMarcus Cousins led the way for Sacramento with 24 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks.

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Nuggets Escape Sixers, Win 14th Straight

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(DENVER) -- The Denver Nuggets are finding new ways to win every night.

Corey Brewer hit three free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining to lift the Denver Nuggets to their 14th straight win, 101-100 over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Down by two with 7.1 seconds left, Philadelphia's Evan Turner went to the free throw line but missed two shots. Then Brewer attempted a three but was fouled by Damien Wilkins. 

After the free throws put Denver (48-22) ahead, the 76ers had one last chance but Wilkin's jumper was blocked by Anthony Randolph to end it. "It's crazy. To be honest, I didn't think we had any chance of winning," Brewer said. "Then he missed those free throws and I was like, 'OK, we've got a little chance.' He gave us life."

The 14 straight wins continues the longest win streak in the Nugget's NBA history. 

Philadelphia (26-42) has lost two in a row on their four game West Coast trip.

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Nuggets Top Lakers

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have all of their pieces in place, but still aren't winning.

Ty Lawson had 21 points, Danilo Gallinari chipped in with 20 and the Denver Nuggets got by the Lakers, 112-105 at Staples Center on Sunday night. 

The Lakers (15-18) have lost three games in a row and four of their last five, and couldn't win despite a 24 point, 26 rebound effort from center Dwight Howard.

Los Angeles also committed 18 turnovers.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets (20-16) have won five of seven, and got a three-pointer with less than a minute left from Gallinari to silence a Lakers rally. 

Kobe Bryant had 29 points for the Lakers, and hit a couple of late three-pointers to keep the score close, but Andre Miller and Gallinari hit free throws to ice the game. 

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