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NBA playoffs: Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala listed as questionable for Game 5 vs. Rockets

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HOUSTON — The Warriors listed Klay Thompson (left knee strain) and Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) as questionable to play against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday.
Thompson participated in the team’s light practice on Wednesday after sustaining his left knee injury that prompted him to go to the locker room in the second quarter of the Warriors’ Game 4 loss on Tuesday at Oracle Arena. Thompson returned, though he finished with 10 points on only 4-of-13 shooting in 39 minutes.
“Klay is moving around very well,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I think he’s going to be fine.”
Iguodala did not participate in the team’s practice on Wednesday, but he completed individual shooting drills. He sat out of Game 4 after sustaining his injury when he collided knees with Houston guard James Harden in Game 3 on Sunday. Though an X-ray and MRI came out clean, the Warriors still exercised caution.
“He’s feeling a little better today,” Kerr said of Iguodala. “He’s out on the floor, not doing a whole lot. But he’s making progress.”
Will either Thompson or Iguodala show enough progress to play in Game 5 on Thursday? The Warriors plan to have a morning shootaround and hope to have answers then. If not, the Warriors will reevaluate Iguodala and Thompson prior to tipoff.
If Iguodala is absent, the Warriors are likely to start Kevon Looney at center while sliding Draymond Green to power forward as they did in Game 4. If Thompson sits, the Warriors could start backup shooting guard Nick Young.
Thompson has averaged 19.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and 4.1 rebounds in 38.1 minutes during the playoffs. Iguodala has averaged 7.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and 4.9 rebounds in 27.5 minutes during the postseason.
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