It feels like a hot minute since we saw Andre Iguodala on the basketball court for the Warriors.
The veteran swingman hasn’t played since Game 4 of the Warriors’ opening-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets as he’s been sidelined with a neck injury, but Iguodala is hoping to make it back onto the court this series as he chases his fourth NBA championship with Golden State.
Prior to Game 5 of the first round, the Warriors announced that Iguodala would be out with a left cervical disc injury in his neck, with the team planning to re-evaluate him in a week’s time.
Iguodala, 37, was limited to 31 regular-season games and appeared in just the first four games of the first-round playoff series.
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What is Andrew Iguodala’s injury?
Iguodala has been battling a left cervical disc injury. It is not known when he sustained the injury, but it was discovered following Game 4 vs. the Nuggets on Sun, April 24.
The team initially said he would be re-evaluated in a week. In early May the team announced that ‘Iggy’ was making good progress and would again be re-evaluated in one week.
Andre Iguodala, who has missed the team’s last three playoff games due to a disc injury in his neck, is making good progress in his recovery and will be re-evaluated again in one week. pic.twitter.com/wfNawFxtKh
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 5, 2022
He missed the final game of the first-round series and all subsequent games since then.
Will Andre Iguodala play in Game 1 vs. Celtics?
In a surprisingly positive turn for the Warriors, Iguodala is now being listed as questionable for Thursday’s Game 1vs. Boston.
Iguodala told reporters at NBA Finals media day that he was aiming to make a return to the Warriors’ lineup for the Finals, but he had taken solace in helping his teammates despite not being on the court with them.
“Just trying to finish the season walking on two feet,” Iguodala said. “If I do that, it’s a successful season. You go back to my goals coming back [to the Warriors], it was similar to my sentiments when I first signed with the team in 2013.
Andre’s impact on this team goes well beyond the court pic.twitter.com/s1Fj6J09Sj
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 1, 2022
“It was the same thing — get us back to where we’re supposed to be, and we’ve gotten back here. Huge accomplishment, but it doesn’t stop here for either team. [I’m] just doing everything I need to do around the clock.”
The Warriors are looking to claim their fourth title in the last eight seasons.
What channel is Warriors vs. Celtics on?
- Date: Thursday, June 2
- TV channel: ABC
- Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch ESPN
Game 1 of the NBA Finals will air on ABC. Viewers can also stream Game 1 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.
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Warriors vs. Celtics start time
- Date: Thursday, June 2
- Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
Game 1 of the NBA Finals will tip off around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 2. The game will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Warriors vs. Celtics series schedule
Here is the full schedule for the 2022 NBA Finals.
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|June 2||Game 1||9 p.m.||ABC|
|June 5||Game 2||8 p.m.||ABC|
|June 8||Game 3||9 p.m.||ABC|
|June 10||Game 4||9 p.m.||ABC|
|June 13||Game 5*||9 p.m.||ABC|
|June 16||Game 6*||9 p.m.||ABC|
|June 19||Game 7*||8 p.m.||ABC|
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