TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Andre Iguodala hadn't started a game for the Golden State Warriors all season.
In fact the story is famous of Steve Kerr going to the former All-Star before the NBA year began and explaining to him that it would be better for the overall good of the team if he came off the bench for the Warriors.
It was a role the UA alum accepted with reluctance but came to embrace as a Golden State team captain.
But with the Warriors on the brink of teetering out of the NBA Finals down 2-1 to the Cavaliers, Kerr inserted the veteran back into his starting lineup and he responded with a season-high 22 points in Golden State's 103-82 Game 4 victory.
Iguodala averaged just eight points a contest while shooting 47% from the floor during the regular season. In The Finals, the 2004 UA product is averaging 15 points while posting a 58% field goal percentage.
Even more so though has been the defense Iguodala has played throughout the series on Cleveland star Lebron James.
James scored a series-low 20 points and needed 22 shots to do so as the NBA Finals shifts back to Oakland in what is now a three-game series.
Game 5 is Sunday night.