Mens Basketball

Miami Heat 102, Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks 88

Date of competition: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Correct this score or report an objectionable comment

Enter box score/stats

Comments: 1

The All-Star Game break probably has come at a good time for Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin, who has been on an amazing 12-game, life-changing stretch with the New York Knicks. Since Feb. 4, Lin has risen from just another guy on the bench to one of the biggest celebrities in the NBA. He has been on the cover of Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated (twice).

Lin has performed at an extremely high level since entering the Knicks' lineup, most recently averaging 25 points and 9.2 assists. On Thursday, Lin and the Knicks ran up against the NBA's top team, the Miami Heat, and the results were predictable as the host Heat posted a 102-88 victory.

Lin found himself under extreme defensive pressure and wound up with his least-productive outing since becoming an instant celebrity barely three weeks ago. He scored only eight points, his lowest total since before Feb. 4, while making just one of 11 shots. He did go 6-for-6 from the free-throw line, grabbed six rebounds, had three assists but was forced into eight turnovers as New York fell to 17-18 while Miami improved to 27-7 as Chris Bosh (25 points), Dwayne Wade (22) and LeBron James (20 points) dominated.

Lin next will play in the NBA Rising Stars game this weekend, as part of the NBA All-Star Game festivities. Then he'll get a few days off before the Knicks play host to Cleveland on Wednesday. Hopefully for Lin, the time off will help him forgot about his performance against the Miami Heat.

“It’s hard to be Peter Pan every day,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Feb 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Comments: 1

Report Objectionable Comment or Incorrect Information.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Feb 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Video Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks sits down with ESPN for an interview
Add your own comment or photos

* Required!

Game comments, highlights or stats
Who you are *
Name *
E-mail address *
Allow people to contact me about photos Yes No
By checking this box "yes", anyone interested in contacting you to obtain a copy of your photo will be able to send you an e-mail inquiry. They will not, however, see your e-mail address.
YouTube Video Link
Video Help Using YouTube to add video...
To add videos to our site, follow these steps:
  1. Upload your video (maximum of about four minutes) to a YouTube account. If you don't already have a YouTube account, create one for yourself by following the easy directions on the YouTube web site.
  2. Once you have uploaded your video to YouTube, write down or copy/paste the URL web link for your video and enter it on to the Embarcadero Publishing video posting form. Do not use the "Embed" code.
  3. Your video will then be available for viewing under that particular game report and on the team page (if one exists.)
  4. Videos featured on the sports home page are controlled by Palo Alto Online and are selected from among the videos posted by players, parents and coaches.
  5. If you have problems, please contact us at [email protected].
Video Caption
Please include the names of the people featured in the video, if known.
Use the button below to browse your computer for the photos you'd like to include in this post.
Please only use normal characters in your file name. Photos must be JPEGs.
Photo 1:
Photo 1 Caption:
Photo 2:
Photo 2 Caption:
Photo 3:
Photo 3 Caption:
Photo 4:
Photo 4 Caption:
Photo 5:
Photo 5 Caption:
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
Verification Code:   

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.