Fears that Jeremy Lin would have to sit out tonight’s game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers have been put to rest. He started tonight’s game and with three minutes left in the first half he has ten points and 5 assists.
The Rocket point guard participated in a shoot around earlier today and said “I feel good. I can tell. We did some stuff in there (in the training room). I’ll be good to go.”
The Clippers are without Chris Paul who will sit out with a bruised right knee.
Lin twisted his ankle during practice and there was actually talk he could miss an extended period of games.
For now, Lin has his eyes on breaking the Rockets three game losing streak.
“I’d say getting back to our shell defense, basically making sure the weakside is there,” he said. “We gave up a lot of layups and easy things like that. We’d rather have teams forced to kick it out or shoot a 3 or a contested 2, but not a layup. (The Clippers) love finishing at the rim. That’s why today is going to be a huge weakside defense game.”