Game 1 of the NBA Finals will see the Golden State Warriors hosting the Boston Celtics on Thursday night in San Francisco, California. The initial injury report for the Warriors was already announced, which could be shocking to some fans.
Listed under Questionable status are Andre Iguodala, Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Payton II, while James Wiseman was still ruled out of the game. Iguodala has been out since the first round, while Payton II hasn’t played a game since the second round.
With Iguodala and Payton II being listed as questionable can have a major impact for the Warriors. But Warriors coach Steve Kerr did provide a positive update on his injured men and that reinforcements could be on the way just in time for the finals.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Kerr said: “All three will be questionable. All three took part in our brief scrimmage today and we’ll see how they turn up tomorrow, but it was a good sign that all three were able to have contact.”
The scrimmage that happened on Wednesday is the second straight practice that the three players fully participated in. This should be a good sign that they could be available to play on Game 1 at Chase Center.
If the three make it to the game, it would be a great boost on both ends of the floor for the Golden State. A fierce series is expected to commence with their battle against Boston.
Speaking of which, the Boston Celtics have injuries to deal with as well. Point guard Marcus Smart and center Robert Williams are both listed as questionable for Game 1.