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Warriors player compares playoff series against the Rockets to scrimmaging in practice

MRI Reveals Nothing Concerning with Stephen Curry's Foot

Even without Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors easily handled their business in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Houston Rockets, winning 115-106.

The Rockets, one of the most disappointing teams all season, are yet to give a commendable effort in this series, outmatched as they have been against the historically great Warriors.

Going into halftime of Monday's game, Warriors sixth man Andre Iguodala was interviewed about stepping up in the absence of Curry. His answer reflects both the Warriors' incredible preparation and depth and the lackluster nature of the Rockets. "It's kind of like playing a scrimmage in practice, know what I mean?" Iguodala said.

SEE MORE: Why the Warriors are so hard to beat

Iguodala might not have meant that as a direct insult to the Rockets. He did say that in scrimmages, as the leader of the second unit, he gets the most shots. In the first half of Game 2, Iguodala had 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting.

Yet the Rockets can't feel good about being compared to a practice scrimmage. The Warriors haven't looked like they've had the pedal to the metal yet this series, but they are still winning with ease, regardless of Curry's presence on the floor.

SEE MORE: Steve Kerr had an honest answer about Curry's injury

Iguodala's comment might add fuel to the fire for the Rockets. However, the NBA world has been waiting all season for the deep, talented Rockets to turn it on, and they haven't — it seems unlikely to happen now.

Furthermore, if the Warriors can replace Stephen Curry, and still get the type of production we saw in Game 2, well, this series might be over in two more games.

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Warriors player compares playoff series against the Rockets to scrimmaging in practice
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 01: Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks fouls LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Philips Arena on April 1, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: Jeff Green #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers has his layup blocked by Salah Mejri #50 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of the basketball game at Staples Center April 10, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - MARCH 23: Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat has his shot blocked by Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on March 23, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets battles Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the ball during their game at the Barclays Center on January 20, 2016 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 4: T.J. McConnell #12, Ish Smith #1, and Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers react after a timeout in the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 4, 2016 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Timberwolves 109-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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