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Golden State's Andre Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors and fights for possesion with James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 20, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors and fights for possesion with James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 20, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Golden State's Andre Iguodala is out for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Rockets.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made the announcement around 6:30 p.m., after initially saying Iguodala would be a game-time decision as he battles a knee injury.

Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, banged knees with Houston’s James Harden late in Sunday’s Game 3 blowout win for the Warriors, and subsequently missed Game 4,  a Rockets win.

Houston is 3-0 against Golden State this season when Iguodala does not play.

Houston got a 95-92 win in Game 4 on Tuesday to even the series at 2-2 heading in Thursday's game.

While Golden State will be without Iguodala, the Warriors will have Klay Thompson. Thompson had been listed as questionable leading up to the game because of a strained left knee. But coach Steve Kerr says that Thompson will play.