Is Warriors’ Andre Iguodala playing tonight vs. Celtics? Foward’s neck injury update for Game 1 of 2022 NBA Finals

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’ playoff series in the opening round against the Denver Nuggets as he was sidelined with a neck injury, but Iguodala hopes to make it back on the court this series if he does his fourth chasing NBA championship with Golden State.

Before Game 5 of Round 1, the Warriors announced that Iguodala would be out with a left neck injury. with the team planning to re-evaluate him in a week.

The 37-year-old Iguodala was limited to 31 regular-season games and only appeared in the first four games of the first-round playoff series.

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What is Andrew Iguodala’s injury?

Iguodala is struggling with a disc injury in his left cervical spine. It’s not known when he picked up the injury, but it was discovered after Game 4 against the Nuggets at the Sun on April 24.

The team initially said he would be reevaluated in a week. In early May, the team announced that “Iggy” was making good progress and would be re-evaluated in a week.

He missed the final game of the first-round series and all subsequent games since.

Will Andre Iguodala play Celtics in Game 1?

In a surprisingly positive turn for the Warriors, Iguodala now finds itself listed as questionable for the game on Thursday 1vs. Boston.

Iguodala told reporters on NBA Finals media day that he was aiming to return to the Warriors lineup for the Finals, but he had taken comfort in helping his teammates despite not being on the court with them.

“I’m just trying to end the season on two feet,” said Iguodala. “If I can do that, it will be a successful season. You go back to my goals coming back [to the Warriors]it was similar to how I felt when I first signed with the team in 2013.

“It was the same – bring us back to where we were supposed to be and we came back here. Huge performance but it doesn’t stop there for both teams. [I’m] I just do whatever I need to do 24/7.”

The Warriors are aiming for their fourth title in eight seasons.

What channel is Warriors vs Celtics on?

  • Date: Thursday June 2nd
  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch ESPN

Game 1 of the NBA Finals will be broadcast on ABC. Viewers can also stream Game 1 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.

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Starting time Warriors vs Celtics

  • Date: Thursday June 2nd
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT

Game 1 of the NBA Finals begins Thursday, June 2 at approximately 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Warriors vs. Celtics series schedule

Here’s the full schedule for the 2022 NBA Finals.

date Game time (ET) TV channel
2th of June game 1 21 clock ABC
June 5th game 2 8 p.m ABC
8th June game 3 21 clock ABC
June 10th game 4 21 clock ABC
June 13th Game 5* 21 clock ABC
June 16th Game 6* 21 clock ABC
June 19th Game 7* 8 p.m ABC

*If necessary


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