Rockets’ Jeremy Lin game-time decision for Game 4

Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin’s chest injury had him listed as a game-time decision for Game 3 of the team’s playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was able to suit up and play, but he’s again listed as a game-time decision for tonight’s Game 4, according to Jason Friedman of

Lin was mostly ineffective for the Rockets during Game 3. He played 18 minutes – going 1-of-6 from the field and 0-for-2 from three-point range – finishing the contest with two points and one assist. He was clearly hampered by the chest injury he sustained during Game 2.

During the second game of the series, Lin was knocked out of the contest for the entire second half after suffering a bruised chest muscle. Entering Game 3, a lot of the pain and spasms that Lin had been experiencing in the chest reportedly subsided, but the injury still clearly impacted his play.

Lin is likely to give it a go once again tonight, but it remains to be seen how effective he can be while playing through his chest injury. If he’s unable to play – or only plays limited minutes – more ball handling duties will fall to James Harden, while Patrick Beverley is expected to see another increase in minutes.

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