From the as the ankles turn department, Jason Friedman of Rockets.com reported on Twitter:
As soon as James Harden looks good and is ready to return Jeremy Lin now has ankle issues. It has been an up and down start to the season for Lin.
His most recent outing against the San Antonio Spurs on December 10 was his best game to date, which makes the timing of the ankle injury that much worse. Hopefully there's more where that came from going forward.
Just like Omer Asik, Lin played awful against San Antonio in Houston's 114-92 loss on December 7.
He more than made up for it the second time around. Jeremy played some ball, tying his career high in scoring with 38 points. He added three rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and two blocks.
It took a first ever triple-double by the Spurs Tony Parker to offset Lin's performance. This should boost his confidence as he faces more elite point guards in the near future. Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics come to town on December 14.