05/01/13 12:23 pm EST
Last night, I watched the Denver Nuggets narrowly defeat the Golden State Warriors in the Pepsi Center in order to extend their first round series to a sixth game. Naturally, I found the Warriors play through the first four games of the series refreshing and thrilling. But, in Game 6, the Nuggets morphed into the Pistons of the “Bad Boys” era with a touch of pop and pizazz and secured a win. The player who pushed the Nuggets to the win last night was former Sixer Andre Iguodala.
The once heir apparent to Allen Iverson, Iguodala dropped a line of 25 points, 12 boards and 7 assists in 40 minutes of play on 10-17 shooting from the field. On the series, Iguodala is averaging 16.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while shooting 53.4 percent from the floor in 40.2 minutes per (Those stats are much improved over his regular season numbers of 13, 5 & 5 and 45% shooting from the field).
With his playoff averages, Iguodala would have ranked second on the Sixers in points, tied-second in rebounds, second in assists, second in field goal percentage and first in minutes during the regular season. And, the dude is doing this in the playoffs no less against a stingy defensive team in the Dubs.
Regardless, I still say the Philadelphia 76ers are better off with Iguodala elsewhere.