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Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was unable to play in the second half of the team's Game 2 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder after sustaining a chest injury. Lin underwent an MRI yesterday that produced a diagnosis of a bruised chest, and the Rockets are considering him day-to-day, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.Lin MRI confirmed diagnosis. He's day to day with bruised chest.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 25, 2013 The spasms in Lin's chest and much of the pain that caused him to miss the second half of Game 2 have subsided, causing him to be cautiously optimistic that he'll be able to return for Saturday's matchup with the Thunder.While he's optimistic, Lin isn't making any promises, as he told reporters that he's learned his lesson from making guarantees. He was referring to last season with the New York Knicks when he expected to return from a knee injury that ultimately sidelined him through the playoffs.Lin did say that everything feels a lot better now. He'll continue working on the chest, as he hopes to increase his range of motion. He'll also look to add jumping today and see how his body responds. It sounds like he'll at least attempt to go on Saturday, as it's a pivotal game for the Rockets.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin has come out of Game 2 of Houston's playoff series against Oklahoma City because of a muscle contusion in his chest.
Lin was wincing as a trainer worked on his right shoulder near half-court during halftime. Lin lined up as though he was going to continue playing, but then pulled himself out of the game just before play was set to resume.
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...
The Houston Rockets say an MRI confirmed Thursday that Jeremy Lin has a bruised chest, leaving his status is day-to-day leading up to Game 3 against Oklahoma City on Saturday night.
Lin was sidelined for the second half of the Rockets' 105-102 playoff loss in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night because of the injury.
Coach Kevin McHale says Lin ''is a tough kid, so for...
Jeremy Lin suffered a chest contusion in the Houston Rockets' Game 2 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
Lin sat out the entire second half.
Lin's status for Game 3 is uncertain.
During last season's playoffs while with the New York Knicks, Lin said he was 85 percent healthy and yet unable to play. Lin later clarified that he meant he was 15 percent away...
The Houston Rockets could be without starting point guard Jeremy Lin when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 on Saturday night.
The Thunder definitely will be missing their point guard, with All-Star Russell Westbrook out indefinitely with a knee injury that will require surgery.
The Rockets hope Lin, who has a bruised chest muscle, can return for the first playoff game...
James Harden is the Houston Rockets’ franchise player and the player that they will be building around for the next decade. That is without question, but he needs to be playing better, or more specifically, be shooting better. His numbers in the playoffs look flashy, 28 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game, but he is only shooting 35% from the field and 15% from three. The...
The Houston Rockets are changing their starting lineup for Game 2 of their playoff series against Oklahoma City, inserting backup point guard Patrick Beverley in place of rookie power forward Greg Smith.
The lineup turned in by the Rockets features three guards: Beverley, Jeremy Lin and All-Star James Harden. Chandler Parsons and center Omer Asik fill out the starting five.
To add insult to relative injury following his team’s 105-102 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale complained about what he perceived to be an excessively brightly lit press conference room. Shielding his eyes from the blinding glare, McHale pleads with whoever is in charge to take down the lights a few thousand lumens, saying...
The Houston Rockets inserted Patrick Beverly into the starting line-up for Game 2 of their first round playoff match-up against the Oklahoma City Thunder to bring some much needed grit that the Rockets lacked in Game 1.
But who new that this one little line-up change would have such a big impact on the future of the NBA Playoffs.
With 5:34 seconds left in the 2nd quarter, a whistle...
Only a season ago, Houston Rockets star James Harden was coming off the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder. So it probably felt like a little bit of deja vu as his Rockets take on the Thunder in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
In the third quarter of game two, Harden was pitted against Oklahoma City’s Thabo Sefalosha and blew by him for an easy one-handed slam...
Despite one hell of an effort from the Houston Rockets in Game Two, so far business has been taken care of by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder remain seated atop their No. 1 seed throne maintaining home-court advantage by going up 2-0 in the series with their two initial home games. This is obviously a great sign for OKC. Houston showed promise in Game Two as well, though...
Only Important Injuries:
-Jeremy Lin game time decision (stock up for James Harden, Patrick Beverly, Carlos Delfino, Chandler Parsons)
-Russell Westbrook out (stock up for Kevin Durant, Reggie Jackson, Derek Fisher, Kevin Martin)
-over past 21 games: Zach Randolph- home: 9/9 double-doubles, away: 0/12 double-doubles.
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Patrick Beverly ($4200)
Something interesting might be happening in the Rocket vs. Thunder playoff series. These two teams are starting to hate each other and a rivalry is being born. Hard fouls, stare downs, and a couple of technical fouls are helping fuel the hate. A good rivalry needs to have three things to survive: 1) history, 2) bad blood, and 3) two competitive teams.