NBA: Lin draws tough playoff debut against Westbrook 4/23/13
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)
Jeremy Lin's introduction to the playoffs couldn't be a much tougher one.
Lin is making his playoff debut with a head-to-head match-up against Oklahoma City All-Star Russell Westbrook. Not much went right for Lin in his playoff debut. He made just one of his seven shots and committed four turnovers to go with his four assists.
He didn't fare much better on defense, with Westbrook falling just two rebounds shy of a triple-double despite sitting out the fourth quarter of a 120-91 blowout.
The Rockets will need more from Lin if they hope to make it a series against the top-seeded Thunder. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.