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 return to the hardwood in Wednesday’s Game 2 after sustaining the wound.
“It was fine as I was sitting here at halftime,” said Lin, 24, who became the only ballplayer in league history to record at least 20 points and seven assists in his first five starts as a member of the New York Knicks in the winter of 2012. “I tried to run out of the tunnel and couldn’t really run. When I did, it would go crazy. We’re supposed to just see what happens tomorrow, how it feels tomorrow.”
Leading 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, the Thunder will soon euthanize Houston and Lin.
Although nearing elimination from the playoffs, Lin gained legitimacy as an exciting playmaker with solid skills throughout the 2012-2013 campaign.
Averaging 13.4 points, 6.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds over 82 games as a Rocket, the lone American born NBA player of Taiwanese or Chinese descent will be a standout floor general for many future seasons in the “Space City.”by