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OAKLAND – Neither center Festus Ezeli nor forward Andre Igoudala will be available Friday night when the Warriors face the Celtics at Oracle Arena.
But both should be back within a week.
“I am very, very close,” Ezeli said after the morning shootaround. “At this point now, it’s a matter of conditioning.”
Ezeli underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Feb. 8 and has missed 30 games. He has progressed to scrimmaging and, barring a setback, should be back within the next two or three games.
Iguodala sustained a sprained left ankle in a tumble with Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard on March 11 and has missed the last 10 games. He, too, could be back sometime next week.
“We’re getting there,” Iguodala said. “We’re working on it. An ankle is a slow process, so we’re just trying to improve each day.
“Certain days you feel really well, other days you don’t feel as well.”