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The Warriors X-Factor: Andre Iguodala

(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

“When I hear MVP, I’m thinking they’re talking about Steph [Curry],” Iguodala admitted after the Warriors’ 104-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. “My whole focus is to do my job as best as possible for this team and to try to help us win every single night we play.”

Excellent game by Andre Iguodala. On Sunday, he filled the stat sheet with 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals without turnovers.

Also, he was the X-Factor in Game 4 when he totaled 22 points (4 three-points) and 8 rebounds.

"Andre was brilliant again tonight," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game. "He does everything for us. He's our best defender on LeBron."

He was one of the best players in Philadelphia and he accepted his limited role and he sacrificed his career because he wanted to be NBA Champion. And now, he is just one game away from that achievement.

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For his defensive contributions to the Warriors, Iguodala was named to the 2014 All-NBA Defensive first team. 

“I think he likes the challenge of his match‑up, especially in this series,” Stephen Curry said of Iguodala. “Throughout the course of the season, each game no matter what he’s asked to do, he’s ready to do it. [He has] confidence in knocking down his shots when he’s open, making plays, and we know he has a knack for just being impactful on the defensive end, whether it’s playing one‑on‑one defense, getting steals, rebounds, blocking shots, he does it all.”

Just to notice:

1. Andre Iguodala scored more points than Klay Thompson in the last three games against Cleveland Cavaliers.

2. He had only 7.8 pts, 3.3 reb and 3.0 ast this in the regular season and that's meant nothing in the NBA Finals 2015. Who cares about that.

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Andre Iguodala has message for basketball fans around the world:

“They say numbers don’t lie, but sometimes numbers can lie,” Iguodala said. “Because some guys put up big numbers, but it may not result in a winning culture or a winning player. So for me, it’s just at this point in my career, it’s just winning and having an impact on the floor. When you win, everything takes care of itself.”