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Warriors receive Andre Iguodala fitness boost ahead of game seven

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After almost 100 games of basketball and eight months of action, the 2015-16 NBA season comes down to 48 minutes at the Oracle Arena in Oakland this evening.

And, as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors prepare to content the first Finals game seven since 2013, the Dubs have received a fitness boost regarding one player who could have a key role to play.

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle's Warriors beat writer Rusty Simmons, Andre Iguodala will be able to take part in the win-or-go-home contest without any minute restrictions - something many feared would be implemented due to his persistent back issues.the back issue that has troubled Andre Iguodala over the past couple of games  

At times during Golden State's game six defeat, Iguodala was clearly struggling with what has been described as back stiffness.

The 32-year-old even spent time in the locker room getting treatment for an issue he believes was caused by a combination of a lengthy flight and general playoff wear and tear.

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Although it kept him out of Saturday's practice it is at least a positive for the reigning champions that the 2015 Finals MVP won't be limited come tonight's game.

Speaking on his status, Iguodala was confident he would be ready to go come Sunday night:

"I'll be ready to go full strength tomorrow," the veteran said after Saturday's practice, via ESPN. "...I'll be ready to go and there won't be a reason why I can't do what I feel like I got to do out there."

Often tasked with defending against LeBron James, Iguodala will need to be at the peak of his powers if the Warriors aren't to become the first team in Finals history to surrender a 3-1 series lead.

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