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Why Andre Iguodala is the playoff X-factor for the Golden State Warriors
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Why Andre Iguodala is the playoff X-factor for the Golden State Warriors
Saturday April 16th, 2016

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Stephen Curry and Patrick Beverley got into it early as the Warriors-Rockets first round series began Saturday.

The two actually dapped up before the game, but it didn’t take long for Beverley, a notoriously physical defender, to get up close and personal with the reigning MVP. He landed an elbow to Curry’s face, Curry shoved back, Draymond Green intervened, and both players drew technical fouls for the altercation.

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Golden State pulled away early to win Game 1, 104–78. Curry finished with a game-high 24 points while Beverley scored two points in 20 minutes.

Game 2 starts Monday night at 10:30 ET.

Jeremy Woo

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