Lin: Game 3 status still unknown

Lin: Game 3 status still unknown
April 25, 2013, 12:45 am
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Lin on injury: 'I couldn't really run'

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jeremy Lin's not sure who he ran into, but he suffered a muscle contusion in his right chest in the first half, not able to return for the second.

"I thought it was going to be okay," Lin said. "And then I came back in at halftime, put some heat on there, and then tried to run, but I couldn't really run.

"It was fine as I was sitting here at halftime, then I tried running out of the tunnel and I couldn't really run," he said. "Or whenever I did, it would just go crazy."

At the time, at the half, Lin had seven points, four rebounds, and three assists in 20 minutes. The Rockets' experiment with smallball had worked marvelously, with Houston only down 57-55 at the break. Then, the injury fates intervened.

"This is easily the most frustrating thing that's happened this entire season," Lin said. "Having been healthy the whole season, and then the second half of a playoff game where we're playing we'll, Game Two, yeah. It speaks for itself."

X-rays were negative. His status for Game Three, though, remains unknown.

"We're supposed to just see what happens tomorrow," Lin said. "I don't know. We'll see how it feels tomorrow. Supposedly, as long as the stuff stops spazzing, I'm good. So I don't really know how any of this stuff works, but I'm going to come in tomorrow and the trainers are going to evaluate me."

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