The Rockets don’t mathematically need to win Game 2 on Wednesday night to have a chance to take the best-of-seven game series against the Blazers.
Jeremy Lin sat out practice on Tuesday with an illness but was back on the court for Rockets shoot-around and will be ready to play in Game 2 of the team’s series against the Blazers on Wednesday
The Rockets lost Game 1 of the playoff series with the Blazers, 122-120 in overtime on Monday night. They lost homecourt advantage in the process as well.
The opening game of the Rockets-Blazers first-round playoff series had just about everything, but for the Rockets it lacked the most important thing.