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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Lin's ascent could assist MSG viewers

By Kristi Dosh

Will Knicks guard Jeremy Lin be able to add “facilitator” to his growing list of credentials?

A theory since Lin’s emergence is that growing discontent from Time Warner Cable customers will force the cable provider and the Madison Square Garden Network to reach a deal in their bitter dispute that has kept fans in much of New York from seeing the Knicks and Rangers on MSG since Jan. 1.

But it likely will come as no surprise to the 4 million or so viewers affected that there’s a debate about whether Lin’s success will benefit one side over the other and thus help force a deal.

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