Warriors' Andre Iguodala playing in Game 7 despite bad back

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is playing in but didn't start Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night despite a balky back that limited him the previous game.

Festus Ezeli got the start for the Warriors, who are trying to avoid becoming the first team in Finals history to blow a 3-1 series lead.

Iguodala took part in a brief walk-through Saturday and got treatment while the Warriors held a light practice ahead of Sunday's final game of the season against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Iguodala played 30 minutes in Game 6 on Thursday night, but he had to spend some time in the locker room getting treatment after his back "locked up." He said the injury stemmed from the long flight and the heavy workload he has had in the playoffs.

Iguodala had said that he would spend the time before Game 7 getting treatment, watching U.S. Open golf and the final episode of "The Sopranos."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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