Found April 26, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Enduring a nightmarish postseason that was punctuated by a chest injury, Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as questionable to compete tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The 6-foot-3, 200 pound Lin, who inked a four-year deal worth approximately $28 million with Houston as a restricted free agent in the summertime, couldn’t return to the hardwood in Wednesday’s Game 2 after sustaining the wound. “It was fine as I was sitting here at halftime,” said Lin, 24, who became the only ballplayer in league history to record at least … Continue reading →
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