Rockets’ Lin out of starting lineup

Houston’s Jeremy Lin was not in the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets for Game 4 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Lin, who has been struggling with a bruised chest muscle, was active for Monday night’s game. The point guard was injured in the first half of Game 2 and didn’t play after halftime.

He started Game 3, but scored just two points in 18 minutes.

Rookie Patrick Beverley and Francisco Garcia, who scored 18 points in Game 3, were the starting guards for the Rockets on Monday night as they tried to avoid a four-game sweep.