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With Lin’s Emergence, Knicks Games Added In Asia

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks drives against Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz on February 6, 2012 at Madison Square Garden (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks drives against Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz on February 6, 2012 at Madison Square Garden (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) – Jeremy Lin is making the Knicks must-see TV in Asia.

The NBA says Thursday its Asian TV partners have added Knicks games to their broadcast schedules following the emergence of Lin, the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.

Sina in China will show Friday’s game against the Lakers, while stations in Taiwan will televise Knicks games this month against Toronto, Sacramento, New Orleans, New Jersey and Atlanta. ESPN Philippines also added the Feb. 17 Hornets game in New York.

Lin, an undrafted guard from Harvard, has led the Knicks to three straight wins, scoring more than 20 points in each game.

Ironically, his performances are missed by many in New York. A dispute between Time Warner Cable and MSG Network is keeping the Knicks off that system.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)