Andre Iguodala was a very limited participant in the Sixers practice Thursday and says he will be ready for Friday’s Game 3 despite struggling with Achilles tendonitis.
“It’s better than it was the last game,” he said. “It seems to be getting better so I can be closer to full strength on Friday.”
Iguodala mentioned the injury after the Sixers’ win in Game 2 on Tuesday night in Chicago. Asked if he had any doubts about playing, he said, “Not really.”
“I feel like I can think the game even when I am not at full strength. I will still be able to have an effect out there on the court so I will be ready to go.”
Iguodala seemed to re-injure himself during one of the highlight reel dunks in the blowout, but he said the injury was from “normal wear and tear.”
“It’s a little bit of everything, but the kick definitely brought it back.”
As for coach Doug Collins’ view, “he said it’s still a little tight, but we have until [Friday night] and I expect him to be ready. He did very little [Thursday]. He warmed up and shot a little, but this is the beauty of having two days off between games.”