Lin will miss two weeks of action with a Grade 1 knee sprain. Lin suffered the injury on this play when he collided with Paul Millsap in Houston’s 113-84 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.
There are a few tough games over the next couple of weeks. The Rockets play in San Antonio tomorrow and will face the Warriors twice and Portland on the road during that span. The Rockets have already been without James Harden (sore left foot) for the past three games.
If Harden can’t go, Aaron Brooks will see an even bigger role. Brooks has averaged 16.7 points, connecting on 11-17 three-pointers, to go with 3.3 assists and 1.67 steals in just 22.7 minutes in the past three games with Harden out.