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Report: Harrison Barnes won't play Thursday vs. Rockets
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Report: Harrison Barnes won't play Thursday vs. Rockets

Published Oct. 15, 2015 6:41 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Houston Rockets after suffering a bone bruise in a loss to the Denver Nuggets earlier this week, according to Inside Bay Area.

Barnes banged his knee with Nuggets rookie Emmanuel Mudiay at the 5:38 mark of the second quarter and did not return in Golden State's 114-103 preseason loss on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.

Following the game, interim coach Luke Walton called Barnes "day-to-day."

Thursday's game marks the Rockets' first trip to Oracle Arena since the team lost to the Warriors in five games in the Western Conference Finals.

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The Rockets will be without James Harden, Dwight Howard, Ty Lawson and Trevor Ariza, who did not travel with the team to Oakland because of rest and rehabilitation.

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