Watch the Heat Cool Off Knicks' Jeremy Lin Tonight in Miami
Forget Obama. The hot ticket in Miami today is the New York Knicks vs. the Heat.
The NBA-leading Miami heat figure to cool off the Knicks, who have pulled their season record up to .500 on the strength of rookie sensation Jeremy Lin, Spike Lee's favorite team is now just 3 1/2 games behind Atlantic Conference leader Philadelphia.
The Heat, meantime, have the league's best record at 26-7. Miami's tenacious defense will pose the biggest challenge to Lin's ability as a play-making guard. In addition to LaBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat have a pretty good rookie point guard of their own. Watch for Norris Cole to put the clamps on Lin.
The game -- the last before the All-Star Game Sunday in Orlando -- tips off at 7 p.m. on TNT.