NBA: Warriors not counting on Iguodala in Game 7

Field Level Media via Reuters

Posted at May 27 2018 01:59 PM

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (middle) battles Houston Rockets guard James Harden (left) and guard Chris Paul (3) for a loose ball in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Erik Williams, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 115-86 in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night without forward Andre Iguodala, and the team is planning to not have him available again in Game 7 in Houston on Monday.

"We're operating under the assumption that he will not play, but he is literally day-to-day," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said in the aftermath of the series-tying victory.

"It's a bone bruise, there's no sort of a timetable, it's more just up to the individual and how he's feeling, and we don't really know. So we'll just keep taking it day by day and see what happens."

The club had termed Iguodala as questionable for Game 6 after the veteran had missed Games 4 and 5 with a bone bruise in his left knee.

The Rockets were also shorthanded without injured point guard Chris Paul, whose status for Game 7 is up in the air due to a hamstring strain suffered late in the Rockets' Game 5 win Thursday.

Iguodala is averaging 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game this postseason on 47.9 percent shooting. The Warriors have lost two of the three games he's missed, starting Kevon Looney in his place.

The Warriors got Patrick McCaw back Saturday night. McCaw, who hadn't seen action since suffering a serious spinal injury on March 31, scored two points in four minutes late in the fourth quarter. He was listed as out for the game by the Warriors on Friday.

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