Posted: Sat April 27, 2013 9:44PM; Updated: Sat April 27, 2013 9:51PM

Jeremy Lin starting Game 3 for Rockets despite chest injury

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Lin bruised a chest muscle in the first half of a 105-102 loss in Game 2 and didn't play in the second half.
Lin bruised a chest muscle in the first half of a 105-102 loss in Game 2 and didn't play in the second half.
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HOUSTON (AP) Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin will play in Game 3 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

Lin bruised a chest muscle in the first half of a 105-102 loss in Game 2 and didn't play in the second half.

Coach Kevin McHale says, "he is up shooting and getting it loosened up, so he's going to give it a shot."

The Thunder enter the game up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, but learned Friday that they will be without All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook, who needs knee surgery.

Also on Saturday, Houston forward Greg Smith missed a shootaround because he was throwing up. McHale says still wasn't feeling well Saturday night and that he hoped he'd be better by game time.

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