Jeremy Lin suffered what the Houston Rockets called a "chest contusion" in a collision with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha late in the second quarter of Wednesday's Game 2. The point guard issed the entire second half of the game, which the Thunder won 105-102 after weathering a furious fourth-quarter Rockets rally (and getting a pretty fortuitous final-minute no-call) to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Lin sustained the injury while lunging for a loose ball during a late-second-quarter scramble:
He came out to start the third quarter, but was clearly in pain and having trouble running, prompting the team's medical staff to take him back to the locker room for further examination. He would not return, finishing with seven points on 3 for 7 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 19 1/2 minutes.
X-rays were negative, and Lin said after the game that he hoped to be back on the court for Saturday's Game 3 at the Toyota Center, provided the spasms subside.
After the game, Lin spoke with reporters, including Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, about the disappointment he felt after being shelved:Read More »from Jeremy Lin injures chest in Rockets’ Game 2 loss to Thunder, status for Game 3 not yet clear (Video)