Lin, Knicks Contained by Heat, Fall 102-88

Lin shot only 1 for 11 from the field, finishing with eight points and three assists

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012  |  Updated 9:58 PM EDT
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Lin, Knicks Contained by Heat, Fall 102-88

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New York Knicks players, from right, Iman Shumpert, Tyson Chandler and Jeremy Lin react while watching game action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and Miami's defense clamped down on Jeremy Lin as the Heat stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 102-88 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

LeBron James finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Miami, which will go into the All-Star break with the NBA's best record (27-7).

Lin shot only 1 for 11 from the field, finishing with eight points and three assists. He had been averaging 23.9 points and 9.2 assists in New York's last 11 games.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 19 points, with J.R. Smith scoring 14 for New York off the bench.

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