The Houston Rockets have listed point guard Jeremy Lin as day-to-day with a muscle contusion to his right chest he sustained during Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.
Lin sat out the entire second half of the Rockets' 105-102 setback to the Thunder with the injury, which he said afterward happened while colliding with another player. X-rays taken following the game did turn up negative, however, and the offseason acquisition hopes to be available for Saturday's Game 3 at the Toyota Center.
"We're supposed to just see what happens [Friday]," Lin told the Rockets' official site. "We'll see how it feels. As long as the (spasms) stops, I'm good."
Patrick Beverley received the majority of the minutes at point guard in the absence of Lin, who averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 assists during the regular season, and would likely draw another start if the latter is held out.
Beverley established career bests of 16 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's game, while adding six assists in 41 minutes of action.
The Rockets trail the best-of-seven series 2-0 after Wednesday's defeat.