As Iguodala misses third straight game, what's the plan with McCaw in Game 6?

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OAKLAND -- As much as Andre Iguodala wants to play, and surely he does, his absence for Game 6 on Saturday is an indication his injury is more severe than he’s willing to accept.

Ruled out two hours before tipoff by Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Iguodala has not played since Game 3 last Sunday, when he sustained a bruise to his left knee after knee-on-knee collision with Rockets star James Harden.

Iguodala, who initially thought he might miss “a couple days, maybe,” has been participating in light workouts but has not scrimmaged. His status for a potential Game 7 on Monday is uncertain, but he conceivably could miss that game, too.

“He’s still just day to day,” Kerr said. “It’s a bone bruise, and those are hard to predict. Until he’s able to really run without pain, we just can’t play him.”

In other Warriors injury news, Pat McCaw, who has missed the last eight weeks with a lumbar spine contusion, was upgraded from out to available Saturday morning, and then upgraded to available Saturday afternoon.

Still, there is practically zero chance that he will play.

“He hasn’t played in a couple months,” Kerr said. “But he’s healthy enough to suit up and, we’ll see what happens.

Kerr did not rule out the possibility of McCaw playing but conceded that using him in Game 6 “would be a tough spot to put him in,” after such prolonged inactivity.

Game Result/Schedule
Game 1 Warriors 119, Rockets 106
Game 2 Rockets 127, Warriors 105
Game 3 Warriors 126, Rockets 85
Game 4 Rockets 95, Warriors 92
Game 5 Rockets 98, Warriors 94
Game 6 Oakland -- Saturday, May 26th at 6pm
Game 7 Houston -- Monday, May 28th at 6pm
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