Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) denies Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala’s (9) a slam dunk during first quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA West Conference Semifinal Playoffs on May 4, 2019 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) denies Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala’s (9) a slam dunk during first quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA West Conference Semifinal Playoffs on May 4, 2019 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala cleared for Game 5

Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston and ace defender Andre Iguodala will play in Game 5

Golden State Warriors backup point guard Shaun Livingston and forward Andre Iguodala have both been cleared to play in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets.

Livingston, 33, had been dealing with hip soreness, and was previously listed as questionable. On Tuesday, head coach Steve Kerr, 53, said, “He’s just old, just like me. Not as old as me, but he’s getting close.”

Livingston’s availability means that the Warriors will be able to keep their second unit intact, and won’t have to dig deeper into the bench than they already have over the course of what’s been a trying series against the Rockets. He’s averaged averaged 3.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 13 minutes per game this series.

Iguodala, who hyper-extended his knee late in Monday’s loss to Houston, had started each of the first four games of the series, and is averaging 13.3 points on 63.1% shooting (47.5% from 3-point range), with 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 blocks per game over the course of the series.

Iguodala, 35, has also been the primary defender on Houston guard James Harden, who is shooting 42% in the series (he shot 44.2% in the regular season). Iguodala has been one of Harden’s most persistent defenders this postseason, serving as the primary defender on the reigning league MVP for an average of 38.5 possessions per game, and holding him to an average of 17 points under his per-100-possession average.

NBA

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Use of gun violence restraining orders continues to rise

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence… Continue reading

The Port of San Francisco, which controls much of the The City’s waterfront, faces potential layoffs due to a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. 
Steven Ho/
Special to S.F. Examiner
In a financial ‘crisis,’ SF Port officials lobby for stimulus funding

Looking to right their financial ship, Port of San Francisco officials are… Continue reading

Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Faced with surge in shootings, Chief Scott reenvisions SFPD’s Gang Task Force

New Community Violence Reduction Team adds officers with community-policing experience

Most Read