They visit Miami tonight in their final game before the All-Star break. "We're playing a great team," Lin said, "and it's going to be a good evaluation of where we're at."
In other games:
* At Dallas, Andrew Bynum had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Mavericks, 96-91. Pau Gasol had 24 points for the Lakers. Dirk Nowitzki had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Mavericks.
* At Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 31 points, Kevin Durant added 28 and the Thunder beat the Boston Celtics, 119-104, for their 11th straight win at home.
* At Newark, N.J., Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rolled to a 108-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets.
* At Cleveland, Chris Kaman scored 21 points and the New Orleans Hornets held off a late Cavaliers rally for an 89-84 win. Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving was held to six points, tying his career low that occurred in his first NBA game against Toronto.
* At Charlotte, Tyler Hansbrough had a season-high 22 points and nine rebounds as the Indiana Pacers continued their dominance of the Bobcats.
* At Toronto, DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Aaron Gray set season highs with 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Pistons, 103-93.
* At Washington, Marcus Thornton scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, rookie Isaiah Thomas had 16 of his 18 after halftime, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Wizards, 115-107, to end a six-game losing streak.
* At Chicago, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points, Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each added 16, and the Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 110-91. Joakim Noah had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double by a Chicago center in roughly 35 years.
* At Minneapolis, Luke Ridnour hit a floater in the lane at the buzzer, capping Minnesota's comeback from 18 points down in the fourth quarter as the Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz, 100-98.
* At Phoenix, Monta Ellis hit an 20-foot fadeaway jumper with 1 second remaining and the Golden State Warriors beat the Suns, 106-104.
* Atlanta guard Joe Johnson will miss this weekend's All-Star Game in Orlando because of tendinitis in his left knee. Commissioner David Stern picked Boston guard Rajon Rondo to replace Johnson, passing over Hawks forward Josh Smith. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant will take Johnson's place in the three-point contest.
In other All-Star weekend news, Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert has pulled out of the dunk contest with an injury and will be replaced by Utah's Jeremy Evans.
* MSG says it has punished a radio announcer who used an offensive term about Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. The network says the term Spero Dedes "unintentionally and inadvertently" used was "inappropriate and inconsistent with the high regard we have for Jeremy Lin as a member of our MSG family, as well as for the Asian community."
* Nets forward Shawne Williams had surgery to repair an old fracture and remove two small bone fragments in his left foot. He will miss the rest of the season.
* Bobcats owner Michael Jordan filed suit in a Chinese court against Qiaodan Sports Company Limited, a sportswear and footwear manufacturer, for unauthorized use of his name.
* In a joint statement, Sacramento mayor and former NBA player Kevin Johnson and NBA commissioner David Stern said they have agreed to a "work plan" in hopes of reaching a deal to finance a new arena in the city by the March 1 deadline.