Jeremy Lin sat the entire second half with a chest contusion and is listed as questionable for Game 3.
“It was fine as I was sitting here at halftime," Lin said postgame. "I tried to run out of the tunnel and I couldn't really run. When I did, it would go crazy. We're supposed to just see what happens tomorrow, how it feels tomorrow. As long as stuff stops spasming, I'm good. I don't know how any of this stuff works."
Lin played 20 minutes and was 3-7 from the floor for seven points, with four rebounds and three assists.
“This is easily the most frustrating thing that's happened this entire season,” Lin said. “I've been healthy all season. The second half of a playoff game, on the road, we're playing well, Game 2, it's just, yeah, it speaks for itself."
The good news for Lin and the Rockets is two-fold: 1) Game 3 is Saturday, so there are two solid days of rest to heal and 2) Patrick Beverley played brilliantly in both defending Russell Westbrook as well as attacking the boards and hitting shots.
That said, the Rockets need Lin badly because against the more powerful Thunder, Houston can't afford to be shorthanded.