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Jeremy Lin Sends Knicks TV Ratings, Ticket Prices Sky High

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Jeremy Lin plays for the New York Knicks against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden - New York, NY - Feb 15, 2012 (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

(credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Linsanity!

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The ‘Linsanity’ of rising New York Knicks star player Jeremy Lin is good for some people’s wallets and hitting others’ hard.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

On reports of an 87 percent rise in MSG ratings, maybe it’s not a surprise to hear that MSG Network and Time Warner Cable have held their first meeting on their standoff since December.

The head of MSG media tells WFAN’s Mike Francesa that “now is the time to do a deal.”

Will Flaherty at seatgeek.com says ticket prices are rising to an average of $250 for Friday’s game and $300 for Sunday. CNBC’s Darren Rovell said on Twitter that Sunday’s price is up to $704.09.

“I think the best thing to do, really would just to be, quite really to look for some games… against Atlanta and against the Nets,” Flaherty told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.

At the Village Pourhouse, $10 gets you what the New York Pork post describes as Lintoxicated Bombs – shots of Japanese shoku liquor and Chinese beer.

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