Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard Andre Iguodala had a sensational game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, nullifying their star player LeBron James with aplomb. But his crowning moment came when he managed to sink a three-pointer minus one shoe.
Just over half-way into the fourth quarter of the first game of the Finals, Iguodala collected the ball without his shoe and then sank the ball all without batting an eyelid. You can check out his impressive feat below.
After sinking the shot, Iguodala then quickly re-applied his shoe and took it upon himself to start covering LeBron James again. This wasn’t the only highlight of Iguodala’s impressive performance. During the closing moments of the first half of Game 1, Iguodala managed to steal the ball from LeBron James in an emphatic manner.
But this was nothing compared to his actions at the end of the third quarter. Because after forcing LeBron James into an error that led to Golden State gaining possession of the ball, Harrison Barnes charged forward before passing it back to Iguodala, who blasted past J.R. Smith and slam dunked the ball home.
Golden State Warriors ultimately ran out winners of the first game of the Finals, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers by 108 points to 100 points.
LeBron James was still pretty deadly during the contest as he had a 44-point salvo. However, as the contest came to an end in normal time, the score was still tied, which forced it to go into overtime. This resulted in the Warriors eclipsing their competitors by 10 points to 2.
After the contest, Warriors coach Steve Kerr heaped praise on Iguodala.
“I thought he was fantastic,” he remarked to CSN Philly. “You know, Andre is one of the smartest defenders I’ve ever seen. He understands angles, he understands where everybody is on the floor. It’s funny to say, when a guy gets 44 points, that the defender did a really good job, but I thought Andre did extremely well.”
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