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Andre Iguodala to start for Warriors in Game 2 despite recent fitness concern

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has announced that Andre Iguodala will start for the team in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

Iguodala looked to come down with the injury in the final minutes of Game 1, and he was forced to come out of the contest as a result. He’s been closely monitored over the past couple of days, and it was later decided by team officials that he’s good to go for Game 2.

Iggy has been dealing with several lower body ailments throughout the playoffs, and having that injury scare in Game 1 doesn’t help his case. He is expected to play under minutes restrictions, especially after he was limited during practice sessions and shootaround in the last two days — in the buildup to Game 2.

The Warriors have been hit by injury woes during the playoffs. DeMarcus Cousins, who returned in Game 1 of the Finals, played only in two games in the Western Conference playoffs after suffering a torn quad in the opening round.

Meanwhile, Kevin Durant hasn’t played since the Western Conference semifinals, though the Warriors are hopeful that he could return in as early as Game 3.

The Raptors have all the momentum on their side in this series. They will look to go up 2-0 in Game 2. If the Warriors want to leave Toronto with a win, they will have to double their efforts and be at their best.