Monday, May 4, 2015

Iguodala At His Best In Sixers Win

Andre Iguodala led the way with his second triple-double in the past six games.

Iguodala At His Best In Sixers Win

For some reason there is always fierce debate among Sixers fans when discussing Andre Iguodala. No, he may never be a true No. 1 option, but he is among the most versatile players in the league.

Superstar, or even star?

Maybe not, but there is so much he can do on the court which we were reminded yet again in Friday's 111-100 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Iguodala had a triple-double - 22 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. It was the sixth triple-double of his career.

He wasn't even ready to anoint this as his best game this season, although Iguodala would be hard-pressed to find a better effort.

"I don’t know," he said when asked if it were his best performance. "I feel like a few other games my stats weren’t the same but we got a big win and did what needed to do."

His other triple-double this season came six games ago - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 114-105 win at Houston on Feb. 16.

Iguodala is also having one of his best defensive years and coach Doug Collins has touted him for all-NBA defensive honors.

His scoring is down, but he's a more effective player.  He and LeBron James entered the weekend as the only NBA players averaging 14 points, 6 assists and five rebounds.

What he needs to do is be more consistent. Just last month alone he shot 2 for 15, 3 for 15 and 2-10 in three different games. game.

Still, he has enjoyed a major role in this turnaround season, helping the Sixers win games in a variety of ways. Friday night he again showed how invaluable he is on a team that is clearly moving forward.

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About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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