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Report: Warriors believe Chris Paul made dirty play in Game 4

The Warriors and Rockets got testy during Houston’s Game 4 win yesterday.

One moment particularly aggrieved Golden State – Chris Paul apparently contacting Andre Iguodala’s knee while Iguodala grabbed a late rebound.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

Members of the Warriors told Yahoo Sports that they believed it was “a dirty play”

From that angle, it’s tough to tell exactly what happened. Iguodala definitely clutched his knee afterward.

It seemed Paul was just trying to get around Iguodala, to steal the rebound or be in position to swipe the ball after Iguodala caught it. I wouldn’t assume dirty intent from what I can see.

But perception matters. If the Warriors think Paul made a dirty play, whether or not he actually did, that means something in how they’ll respond.