Warriors minus Iguodala (right knee) for Game 2

by Gordon Dixon - The Golden State Warriors have ruled out Andre Iguodala for Game 2 of the NBA Finals against Boston Celtics Sunday night, as the veteran has inflammation in his right knee.

Warriors minus Iguodala (right knee) for Game 2

Golden State Warriors without Andre Iguodala for Game 2 of NBA Finals against Boston Celtics 6:07 PM ET Ohm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer Close Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter »   Ohm's chat archive » SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden State Warriors have ruled Andre Iguodala out for Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics . Iguodala will be sidelined by inflammation in his right knee. He returned from a neck injury to play 12 minutes in Game 1 Thursday. Prior to the NBA Finals, the veteran hadn't played since Game 4 of the first round at the Denver Nuggets due to a neck injury. This likely clears the path for Gary Payton II to make his NBA Finals debut. Payton did not play in Game 1 even though he was available to play. Editor's Picks Curry likes resilient Warriors' chances in Game 2 21h Ohm Youngmisuk Coach Steve Kerr said he only was going to use Payton for special circumstances in Game 1. But Kerr said on Saturday that Payton is feeling better and that he anticipates using him more for his defense and athleticism in Game 2. The point guard has not played since fracturing his elbow in Game 2 at Memphis in the second round.