Knicks vs. Heat: LeBron James and the Miami Heat Destroy Jeremy Lin's Knicks

Joshua MoeschlCorrespondent IIIFebruary 23, 2012

Lin and James
Lin and JamesMike Ehrmann/Getty Images


Eight Wins. 

All by Double Digits.

The Miami Heat put the hurt on the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Miami's Wade, Bosh and James combined for 67 of the team's 102 points. It's pretty scary for everyone else in the NBA to think that these three All-Stars are starting to really gel offensively. These last eight games are probably what Bosh and James envisioned when they signed with the Heat. 

Jeremy Lin finally ran into a gameplan dedicated to slowing him down. The Heat threw multiple defenders at Lin, including James. Lin shot just 1-11 from the field finishing with eight points. 

In true Jeremy Lin fashion, he also committed eight of New York's 19 turnovers. The Knicks as a team looked a bit sluggish, this being their fifth game in just seven days.

Carmelo Anthony did his best to get the Knicks back in the game, pouring in 19 points to lead New York. Miami was set on slowing Lin down from the start, sometimes pressing him full-court. The pick and roll game was shut down by Miami, and Lin couldn't adjust. 

LeBron James added nine rebounds and eight assists for Miami. 

The Heat head into the All-Star break with an NBA best 27-7 record. Off to a fantastic start, the roll may continue after the break, with Miami playing at Portland to begin the NBA's second half.