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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Norris Cole, of the Miami Heat, guards Jeremy Lin during a game at American Airlines Arena.
Mike Ehrmann
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Norris Cole, of the Miami Heat, guards Jeremy Lin during a game at American Airlines Arena.

Tough night for Jeremy Lin as Miami Heat floor New York Knicks

The point guard turns the ball over eights and falls way below the standard he has set himself in his first 11 games. Wins also for the Thunder, the Hawks and the Spurs.

HEAT 102, KNICKS 88

In Miami, Jeremy Lin had by far the worst game of his remarkable emergence as New York was beaten by Miami.

Chris Bosh scored 25 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 for Miami, which notched its eighth straight win and goes to the All-Star break with the NBA's best record (27-7).

The Heat countered Lin with a tactic of running streams of defenders at him. The point guard went 1 for 11 from the field, with eight points and three assists a far cry from the 23.9 points and 9.2 assists he had been averaging over his first 11 games in the Knicks' rotation, when he breathed life into a team that was floundering.

On Thursday, he simply wasn't the same player, turning the ball over eight times.

THUNDER 100, LAKERS 85

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant scored 33 points to lead the Thunder to a 100-85 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday and a share of the NBA lead heading into the All-Star break.

Russell Westbrook added 19 for the Thunder, who won their 12th straight home game and denied Los Angeles the chance to head into the midseason break with back-to-back statement wins on the road. The Lakers had won at defending NBA champion Dallas a night earlier and were trying to follow it by knocking off the other half of last year's West finals.

Kobe Bryant scored 24 points but went 7 for 24 from the field for Los Angeles.

Oklahoma City and Miami both have NBA-leading 27-7 records at the break.

HAWKS 83, MAGIC 78

In Atlanta, Josh Smith scored 22 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help Atlanta snap a three-game skid with an win over Orlando.

Jannero Pargo added 15 points for the Hawks, who led by only a point with 4:42 left but finished the stronger.

J.J. Redick finished with 13 points for the Magic, who had won six of seven going in.

SPURS 114, NUGGETS 99

In Denver, DeJuan Blair tied a career high with 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, helping San Antonio beat Denver to wrap up a nine-game road swing.

Buoyed by a 19-1 run midway through the first quarter, the Spurs jumped out to a big lead and then held on at the end. They've won 12 of their past 13 heading into the All-Star break and lead the Southwest Division by three games over defending champion Dallas.

All five starters for the Spurs scored in double figures. Tony Parker had 16 points and 12 assists.

Corey Brewer scored 23 points for the Nuggets.

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