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Next chapter in Linsanity features difficult playoff match-up with Thunder's Westbrook

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    Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin, left, grimaces as he is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, right, in the first quarter of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin, left, Chandler Parsons, center, and James Harden, right, watch from the bench in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Oklahoma City won 120-91. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets guard James Harden in the first quarter of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives the lane against the Houston Rockets in the first quarter of Game 1 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

Jeremy Lin's introduction to the playoffs couldn't be a much tougher one.

Lin is making his playoff debut with a head-to-head match-up against Oklahoma City All-Star Russell Westbrook. Not much went right for Lin in his playoff debut. He made just one of his seven shots and committed four turnovers to go with his four assists.

He didn't fare much better on defense, with Westbrook falling just two rebounds shy of a triple-double despite sitting out the fourth quarter of a 120-91 blowout.

The Rockets will need more from Lin if they hope to make it a series against the top-seeded Thunder. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.