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NBA Playoffs: Houston Rockets' James Harden a game-time decision against OKC Thunder

Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin expected to miss second straight game with bruised chest muscle
by Darnell Mayberry Published: May 1, 2013
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James Harden is being listed as a game-time decision for tonight's Thunder-Rockets game inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Rockets guard is said to be suffering from a cold, but Houston coach Kevin McHale expects his star will play.

"James will be fine tonight," McHale told reporters Wednesday morning, according to the Houston Chronicle. "At 8:30, I'm sure he'll be ready to go, like everybody else, excited to play."

Rockets starting point guard Jeremy Lin, meanwhile, is expected to miss his second straight game with a bruised chest muscle.

"They've taken away my freedom to choose whether I play or not," Lin was quoted as saying by the Houston Chronicle. "A lot of it will be up to the trainers. If it was me I was would have played Game 4 and Game 5. We want to make sure it doesn't get worse. They're kind of judges at what point it can be fully functional without having any setbacks."

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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