MSG, Time Warner reach agreement

First, he lifted the Knicks back into the playoff hunt. Now Jeremy Lin has put them back on TV.

Madison Square Garden has reached a deal to put Knicks games back on television for some 2 million Time Warner Cable subscribers in the New York area, according to New York state officials who had pressured the companies to settle.

The dispute had left subscribers unable to watch the Knicks since Jan. 1, meaning they couldn't tune in to watch Lin lead the team to seven straight wins. That led to criticism and calls for a quick resolution.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo heralded both companies for resolving the dispute, saying in a statement, "I thank them for being responsive to the needs of New Yorkers."

The deal comes just in the nick of time -- the next Knicks game is Friday night against the Hornets.

Dozens of college basketball games as well as boxing, soccer and sports talk shows had been blacked out. Also unavailable were the NHL's Rangers, Devils, Islanders and Sabres.

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