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Jeremy Lin day-to-day with bruised chest as Rockets try to overcome 0-2 deficit to Thunder

  • Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) in the second quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Oklahoma City won 105-102. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) smashes his hand onto the scorer's table after colliding with Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverly Beverley in the second quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

  • Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison (4) in the second quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

  • Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) in the third quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Oklahoma City won 105-102. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) shoots over Houston Rockets guard Aaron Brooks in the third quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Oklahoma City won 105-102. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

The Houston Rockets say an MRI confirmed Thursday that Jeremy Lin has a bruised chest, leaving his status is day-to-day leading up to Game 3 against Oklahoma City on Saturday night.

Lin was sidelined for the second half of the Rockets' 105-102 playoff loss in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night because of the injury.

Coach Kevin McHale says Lin "is a tough kid, so for him not to play, especially in a big game like that, it had to really be bothering him quite a bit."

For the Thunder, All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook did not participate in drill work during the final portion of practice Thursday that was open to the media. Coach Scott Brooks says Westbrook, who has never missed a game in his NBA career, will be fine for Game 3.