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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.
Beverley did not start a game during the regular season, moving into the rotation halfway through the season and averaging 5.6 points. He had 11 points and four assists in Houston's 120-91 Game 1 loss on Sunday night.
Smith had six points and three rebounds in 17 minutes in that game, finishing with a team-worst plus-minus rating of minus-34.
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Houston's Jeremy Lin was not in the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets for Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Lin, who has been struggling with a bruised chest muscle, was active for Monday night's game. The point guard was injured in the first half of Game 2 and didn't play after halftime.
He started Game 3, but scored just two points in 18 minutes.
Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was knocked out of last night’s Game 2 defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder after suffering a bruised chest muscle, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.Lin attempted to keep playing through the pain after he noticed the discomfort following the half-time break. However, he wasn’t able to remain in the game, as the pain was too...
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...
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.
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...
Jeremy Lin’s season with the Houston Rockets has been much less glamorous in comparison to his season last year with the New York Knicks. He has taken a bit of a back seat to star James Harden, who was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder right before the season.
Linsanity was in full effect last season, where a no-name point guard came off the bench to produce big time numbers...
Houston point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as day to day with a bruised right chest muscle he suffered in a Game 2 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Lin was injured in the first half of the 105-102 loss on Wednesday night and didn't return in the second half.
He underwent an MRI on Thursday which did not reveal any damage beyond the bruise right chest muscle.
The Rockets host...
The Rockets are down two games to Oklahoma City in the first round of the playoffs, and now Houston will have to attempt the upset without one of its stars.
Jeremy Lin suffered a right chest contusion in the first half of Wednesday’s game against the Thunder. The point guard appeared ready to start the second half with the Rockets only trailing by two, but Lin pulled himself out...
Jeremy Lin left Game 2 prior to halftime with a muscle contusion in his right chest – his status for Game 3 remains unknown. The Rockets are down 2-0 to the Thunder who will play again on Saturday.
According to CSN Houston:
“This is easily the most frustrating thing that’s happened this entire season,” Lin said. “Having been healthy the whole season, and then the second...
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 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...
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...