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Rapid Reaction: Knicks 82, Sixers 79

Pat McMahon Contributor

For three quarters, Jeremy Lin looked lost. But then in the fourth, Lin found his way.

Lin missed 10 of his first 11 shots, but hit three of six in the final quarter and knocked down all 10 of his free throws to help the Knicks get out of Philadelphia with a hard-fought victory. Lin finished with 18 points, five rebounds and three assists.

With the win, the Knicks (23-24) climbed to within three games of first-place Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division race. There are 19 games left in the regular season.

The Knicks have won five straight under interim head coach Mike Woodson, who took over last Wednesday after the Knicks and Mike D’Antoni “mutually agreed” to part ways.

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