Rockets' Lin exits early

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin exited Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a muscle contusion in his right chest.

Lin did not participate in the second half after getting his right shoulder looked at during the break. He finished the game -- another Rockets loss -- with seven points, three assists and four rebounds.

Lin is playing in his first playoff series after signing with the Rockets last offseason. He averaged 13.4 points and 6.1 assists during the regular season, but struggled with four points and four assists in Houston's Game 1 loss on Sunday.