OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will be out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee that cost him the final four games of the Western Conference Finals.
The Warriors said Iguodala, who was injured in Game 3 against the Rockets on May 20, was evaluated Tuesday and is making progress but still has the bruise and inflammation of the nerve surrounding his knee. Coach Steve Kerr has said Iguodala wouldn’t play until he can run without pain. He will be re-evaluated ahead of Sunday’s Game 2.
Kevin Love’s status for Cleveland remained unclear as he went through the concussion protocol after he was injured in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston. He wasn’t scheduled to attend media day Wednesday at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors host the series opener.
The Warriors host the Cavaliers in the series opener at 7 p.m. CT Thursday.