Lin will play in Game 3 for Rockets

Lin will play in Game 3 for Rockets
April 27, 2013, 8:41 pm
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 24: Jeremy Lin #7 of the Houston Rockets tries to control the ball on a steal attempt by Derek Fisher #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2013 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (AP) Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin will play in Game 3 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

Lin bruised a chest muscle in the first half of a 105-102 loss in Game 2 and didn't play in the second half.

Coach Kevin McHale says, ``he is up shooting and getting it loosened up, so he's going to give it a shot.''

The Thunder enter the game up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, but learned Friday that they will be without All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook, who needs knee surgery.

Also on Saturday, Houston forward Greg Smith missed a shootaround because he was throwing up. McHale says still wasn't feeling well Saturday night and that he hoped he'd be better by game time.

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