The injury-plagued Knicks have brought Lin off the bench in his second season and the undrafted point guard has made an immediate impact. He scored 28 points in 45 minutes in his first start against Utah Monday and he put in 36 solid minutes against the Wizards.
New York has defeated Washington in each of their last eight meetings.
John Wall produced 29 points for Washington, which has lost five of its last six. The Wizards remained stuck on five victories, second fewest in the Eastern Conference.
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