Golden State won the series last summer four games to one.
Head coach Steve Kerr said the injury, originally described as a bone bruise, had no defined timetable for recovery and is typically a matter of an individual's pain threshold.
The series between the Rockets and Warriors was as competitive as everyone thought it would be. That's the upstairs. That's their job to be cold and objective, and do what they think is best for the team.
The Rockets can match any offer the center receives and keep him on a long-term extension but they would have to go over the luxury tax to do so.
The Warriors hoped Iguodala would return to the Houston series, but his progress stalled. They won't waste this chance. He's going up against a great team with FOUR superb players.
This postseason, there is one thing Warriors forward Draymond Green is doing almost twice as much as some of his high-profile teammates, more than LeBron James and more than every playmaking point guard that was in the playoffs - passing the ball.More news: Showdown looms in Italy as caretaker PM assembles team
But the principals are still there: James, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green.
The Warriors are better, and few outside James' native OH would bother to argue.
Harden and the Rockets capitulated in game seven of their Western Conference Finals showdown with the Warriors as their National Basketball Association season ended in despair.
The most watched NBA game all season and the second most watched pro-basketball game in cable history, last night's GSW WCF victor peaked with 18 million sets of eyeballs on the ball right near the end during the 11 - 11:15 PM ET slot. That's why Cleveland is still in these playoffs. Golden State should still have too much for Cleveland even without Igoudala, but his absence could make life marginally easier for the Cavs' offense.
Cavs vs Warriors part IV will get underway this Thursday night at 9:00pm ET, airing on ABC. Golden State's biggest struggles came when Durant had the ball and looked to shoot.
The Cavs won't have any pressure on their shoulders.
Coach Tyronn Lue wanted Hill to be more aggressive throughout the Eastern Conference Finals, and he popped up with a 20-point performance in Game 6 just in time to help save Cleveland's season.