Jeremy Lin injury: Rockets guard suffers chest contusion

Christian Petersen

The Houston Rockets didn't have Jeremy Lin to start the second half because of a chest contusion.

Jeremy Lin didn't start the second half of the Houston Rockets' Game 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder after suffering a right chest contusion, and he's questionable to return. Lin apparently struggled to lift his arm above his shoulders and remained in the locker room, and Carlos Delfino started in his place.

Lin had seven points and three assists in the first half as the Rockets trailed, 57-55.

Patrick Beverley, who made his first NBA start, is manning the point guard spot for the time being. Beverley has answered the bell as the Rockets have gone to a smaller starting lineup. He scored nine points and added five assists in the first half. Beverley also got physical with Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook on two separate occasions.

The Rockets have gone to third-string point guard Aaron Brooks in the second half, as Lin has yet to return. Brooks has not seen much time this year since coming to Houston from Sacramento.

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