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Andre Iguodala is expected to play in Game 2

While the Warriors will be without Kevin Durant, they won’t be without their other small forward against the Raptors.

2019 NBA Finals - Game One Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Despite appearing to re-aggravate his calf injury at the end of Game 1, Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is expected to play in Game 2 against the Toronto Raptors.

Iguodala initially suffered the calf injury in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. He sat out of Game 4, and then benefitted from the nine day layoff before the NBA Finals.

But in the final moments of Thursday’s loss, Iguodala showed some visible discomfort. After the game, however, he was confident that all was fine.

On Friday the MRI on the calf came back clean, giving further reassurance.

Iguodala playing is vital, especially with Kevin Durant already listed as out for Game 2. Defending Kawhi Leonard without either of those two would be bad news.

Even if Iguodala plays, there’s no guarantee he’ll be at full strength. He didn’t look quite right in Game 1, and it played a role in the Warriors loss.