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Rockets' Lin back for Game 6

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Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin is scheduled to play in Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.

Lin missed the past two games with a right chest contusion. He is typically a starter, but is expected to come off the bench on Friday.

"I'm feeling good," Lin told the team's website after Friday's shootaround. "I get to play tonight, so I'm happy about that. I worked out yesterday, went through some stuff and felt good. The trainers were up there watching and said as long as nothing crazy happens today I'm good to go.

"It feels great [to be back]. It's been a really, really long week, so just the fact I get to play is a huge, huge burden off my shoulders."

Lin 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.

James Harden, is also expected to play Friday despite being diagnosed with strep throat.

Rookie Patrick Beverley and Francisco Garcia have started the past two games doe Houston.

The Thunder lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.

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