On Saturday night, the Portland Trail Blazers hosted the Golden State Warriors for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
As in Game 2, the Trail Blazers raced out to an early lead and took a significant advantage into halftime. In Game 2, Portland held a 15-point lead and in Game 3 it held a 13-point lead at the break.
However, both games ended with a Golden State win as the Warriors used dominant third quarters to race to victory.
Golden State now has a stranglehold on the series with a 3-0 edge over Portland.
However, it wasn’t all good news for the Warriors.
Star defender Andre Iguodala left the contest with a calf injury. After the game, Steve Kerr said they didn’t want to put him back in the game to risk furthering the injury.
On Sunday afternoon, the Warriors released a statement about his injury. The MRI came back clean and Iguodala has been listed as questionable for Game 4.
Golden State forward Andre Iguodala underwent an MRI on his leg this morning and the results came back negative, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 19, 2019
It’s great news for a team that is already down Kevin Durant.
KD hasn’t played in the Warriors’ past four games – all of which resulted in a win for Golden State.
Game 4 between the Warriors and Trail Blazers is set for a 9:00 p.m. ET tipoff on ESPN on Monday night.