OAKLAND – The Warriors rolled through the Western Conference Finals despite the total absence of the man who led them in scoring more often than anybody not named Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson.
Center/forward Marreese Speights, off the injury list Monday, went through workouts and likely will return for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
“Mo looked good in practice today,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s still day-to-day. We’ll have to see how he responds. He was really solid, and looks better each day.”
Speights strained his right calf in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on May 9 in Memphis, missing the final three games of that series as well as all five games of the conference finals against Houston.
Speights made nine starts in the regular season, averaged 10.4 points per game and three times led the Warriors in scoring.