Summary Box: Linsanity helps end Knicks blackout

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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin (17) drives past Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in New York. Lin had 10 points and 13 assists as the Knicks won the game 100-85. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NO-LIN SITUATION: A wave of "Linsanity" over breakout Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin helped end a standoff lingering since Jan. 1 that left 2 million Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York without access to Knicks games.

DEAL PRESSURE: Top officials from New York state stepped in with NBA Commissioner David Stern to push Madison Square Garden and Time Warner to terms over fees. They agreed to a tentative deal Friday.

RATINGS BONANZA: Lin, a California native whose parents were born in Taiwan, has led the Knicks on a seven-game winning streak and put them back in playoff contention. Audiences have grown on ESPN, MSG network and in China.