Warriors say Green has no structural damage in injured knee

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Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will make his season debut Friday after missing the opener due to a back strain.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (4) fall to the ground during the third quarter of an National Basketball Association game between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. But the fact that he had to undergo an MRI surely raised eyebrows in Oakland.

Green injured his knee in the third quarter when he was fouled during a running jumper and landed awkwardly. New Orleans. Green had an MRI taken Wednesday that came back clean and was able to practice fully on Thursday without any limitations. It wasn't long before he was diagnosed with a strained left knee.

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Green is listed as doubtful for the Warriors game against the Pelicans, but day to day is a lot better than being out a few months. He finished one point shy of a triple-double with nine points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists.

Warriors forward Omri Casspi also suffered a sprained ankle against Houston after slipping on the floor and will not return to the lineup as quickly.

It's not yet known whether Green will play Friday against the Pelicans.

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