Andre Iguodala out, Klay Thompson will play in Game 2 for Warriors

Cavs look to even NBA Finals at 1 with win

Daryl Ruiter
June 03, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts after an apparent injury during the first quarter against Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) in game one of the 2018 NBA Finals

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will not play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night while Klay Thompson will play.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr ruled Iguodala out and said Thompson would be a game time decision less than 2 hours before tip off in Oakland during his pregame avalability with reporters. After Kerr's comments, the team announced Thompson would be in the lineup. 

“I'm optimistic Andre will play at some point in the series,” Kerr told reporters. “He has gotten better gradually, but there's no way of knowing for sure at this point.

“As for Klay, it just seems like Klay is never injured.  I don't really remember -- other than this year when he hurt his wrist, I don't remember him ever being hobbled before.”

Iguodala will miss his sixth straight postseason game with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Thompson suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of Game 1 when JR Smith fell into him while going after a loose ball.

“He was doing better this morning when he checked in with the training staff, so I'm hopeful that he'll play,” Kerr said.

“He's going to go warm up.  And if he and the training staff say that he's OK, then we'll play him.”

Cleveland looks to even the series at 1 following a disappointing and controversial end to Game 1 Thursday night with a win.

"I think everyone was pretty upset the way the game ended that night<" Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters prior to Game 2 Sunday evening. "But I thought the next day we did a good job of having a team dinner, the guys bonded, having a good time. Yesterday, having a good practice, coming together and cleaning up some of the mistakes that we made in Game 1. So we're in a good place right now."