NBA: Sprained knee sidelines Lin

LOS ANGELES - Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin will miss two weeks with a sprained right knee, the NBA team said Friday.

A statement on the team's Twitter feed said Lin was hurt in the first quarter of the Rockets' 113-84 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday.

Lin, the Taiwanese-American who became an NBA sensation as a Knicks reserve-turned-star in the 2011-2012 season, had started the last three games for the Rockets in place of James Harden, who was nursing a sore foot.

The Rockets hoped to have Harden back on Friday when they hosted the Brooklyn Nets, although he was listed as a game-time decision.

In 16 games this season, Lin is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 assists. The Rockets said his injury status would be reevaluated in a fortnight.