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Warriors star admits this part of his game is broken hours before NBA Finals

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With tip off in Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals now only a matter of hours away you would think the star names involved would be doing their best not to give anything away to their opponents.

Golden State's Klay Thompson, for instance, was telling everyone he was good to go even before he had officially passed concussion protocol, whilst the Cavs are continuing to give people hope that Kyrie Irving will be able to participate despite tendinitis in his knee. 

Honest response

With that in mind, then, it is slightly strange that one of the key figures in the whole drama was honest in admitting that part of his game is "broken" heading into the Finals.

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Steering away from the confident bravado you usually see from players as they prepare for the end of season finale, Andre Iguodala didn't sugar coat an issue he is currently dealing with:

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Has an effect

The veteran is more well known for his defensive play, and that will be much needed as he and the Warriors attempt to stop LeBron James in particular. With bench players providing so valuable in recent Finals series, though, his lack of confidence in aiding the likes of Thompson and Curry from the field is unexpected.

Iguodala has been at only 29% on jump shots during the postseason and admitted a lack of confidence heading into such a big game isn't ideal:

"You’re a little bit more on the attack, you’re not as reluctant to pull the trigger," the big man said when asked how feeling good about the shot affected his game.

"Teams are going to play the percentages and we’ve got great shooters on the court. So you’re going to have some open looks. You just want to be ready to knock ‘em down."

Key role

While the Cavs might not have to worry so much about leaving Iguodala free from deep as they deal with the splash bros, they will be hoping his confidence takes a hit on the defensive side of the ball too. 

Likely, alongside Draymond Green, to be tasked with slowing down LeBron James during the series he will undoubtedly be involved in some of the big moments in the week or so ahead.

By the sounds of it, though, don't go backing him to sink the winning jump shot.

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NBA Finals
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
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Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
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