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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 in Houston since 2009.
The Thunder lead the first-round series 2-0, but the injury to Westbrook, which occurred in the first half of Game 2, could change the complexion of the series.
Superstar Kevin Durant has averaged 26.5 points in the first two games. He knows playing without Westbrook will be a challenge.
He says: ''I've just got to rev it up a little bit more.''
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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...
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...
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Patrick Beverley addressed Russell Westbrook's knee injury and said there was no intent to injure the Thunder star when he went for a steal.
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will be undergoing surgery to correct a tear in his lateral meniscus of the right knee. There has been no time table set on the return of Westbrook to the team, and quite possibly he may miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs.
He had played in 439 straight games before this injury and according to Comcast Sports...
The Oklahoma City Thunder are now going to face some adversity in these playoffs, and it will be interesting to see how they respond.
Darnell Mayberry is reporting that star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery on his torn Meniscus.
Russell Westbrookwill undergo surgery in the coming days to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, the Thunder has announced....
HOUSTON (AP) -- Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks says All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is scheduled to have knee surgery on Saturday.
The team announced Friday that Westbrook would need the surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and that he would be out indefinitely.
Westbrook, who has a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, was hurt when rookie Patrick...
No Westbrook, no problem.
At least until the NBA Finals, but that’d be a major problem even with a healthy Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook tore his meniscus (a small tendon in your knee) during the second quarter of Wednesday’s night game against the Thunder. (video of Russell Westbrook injury after the jump)
There is no timetable for Westbrook’s return, but the average recovery...
Because even when Kevin Durant misses, it goes in. Because Reggie Jackson can make a couple clutch free throws. Because Durant can score 41 if that's what it takes.
That's why the Oklahoma City Thunder don't need Russell Westbrook to beat the Houston Rockets.
Without their all-world point guard, who is out with a knee injury sustained in game two, the Thunder on Saturday...
Police are investigating after a ball boy for the Oklahoma City Thunder tweeted death threats to Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley.
Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook was hurt when Beverley tried for a steal in the second quarter of Game 2 and ran into his knee. Westbrook had knee surgery Saturday and is out for the season.
The tweets were deleted as of Saturday night, but...
The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Houston Rockets, 105-102, in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinals Wednesday night thanks to a 29-point effort from the tenacious duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. However, that wasn’t the big highlight. Oh, no. It was this captured image of several Thunder fans going hard; I particularly like [...]The post Oklahoma...
Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and will be out indefinitely, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Friday. The injury was said to have occurred with 5:34 left to play in the second quarter of Game 2 of the Houston Rockets and OKC Thunder series. There [...]The post Russell Westbrook To Undergo Knee Surgery; Out Indefinitely...
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...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 29 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder recovered after squandering a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 105-102 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 series lead.
Durant hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:28 to play, and the Thunder didn't relinquish the lead after that. Durant missed...
People get really emotional when something happens with their favorite team or athlete. And with the invention of social media, the average fans has a multitude of ways to reach out and touch their favorites. So what happens when an overzealous ball boy for the Oklahoma City Thunder discovers that Russell Westbrook was lost for the season? He takes to Twitter of course to hit Rockets...
After star guard Russell Westbrook was lost for the rest of the playoffs, many pundits were asked, “How would the Oklahoma City Thunder survive without his offense?”
Well, it appears that answer was give Kevin Durant the ball and let him create.
In the first quarter of Saturday night’s game three against the Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant went coast-to-coast and threw down a...