Payton, Porter, Iguodala practice ahead of NBA Finals

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Gary Payton II (left elbow fracture), Otto Porter (left foot soreness) and Andre Iguodala (neck) all practiced in full on Wednesday ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday.

The three role players are still carrying a questionable tag for the game, but they seem to be trending in a positive direction.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the fact they all made it through today’s scrimmage, which could indicate some playing time in Game 1.

Both Payton and Iguodala have missed more than a month of action, and Porter missed the final two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Mavericks.

All three guys will be factors off the bench for the Warriors, who hope to secure their fourth Finals victory since 2015.

With home court advantage, Golden State opens Game 1 as a -4 point favorite over the Celtics, who defeated the Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.


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