Posted April 29, 2013

Jeremy Lin out for Rockets in Game 4 vs. Thunder, according to report


Jeremy Lin will be out for the Houston Rockets’ Game 4 matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Lin has a bruised chest and was listed as day-to-day on the Rockets’ injury report. Lin’s absence means that the matchup looks even more daunting for the Rockets, who already trail the Thunder 3-0 in the best-of-seven series.

Lin had been a non-factor through the first three losses of the series — the last two of which both came by just three points. Lin had only 4.3 points and 2.7 assists per game, while shooting 25 percent from the field. He also had 2.3 turnovers per game.

Francisco Garcia will start in Lin’s place. Garcia scored 18 points in the Rockets’ Game 3 loss.



This report is either carelessly incomplete or intentionally misleading.


The author called Jeremy Lin a "non-factor" in the 3 playoff game, detailed his point average, shooting percentage and number of turn-overs. Yet,

the writer completely omitted the fact that JLin was injured at the end of the 1st half of the 2nd game after a collision with OKC player Sofolosha. He did not play in the 2nd half due to the resulting chest contusion.

In addition,

the author left out the fact that JLin played only 18 minutes in the 3rd game, and had to leave the court when the chest injury hampered his play.