Knicks vs Nets game postponed
UPDATE: The Nets have confirmed the game has been postponed. No make up date has been announced.
According to Marc Stein, Thursday night's season opener between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets will be postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. It was to be the first game in the Nets' new Barclay's Center arena.
The storm has shut down public transportation in New York and has flooded major parts of the city as well as knocking out power in parts of Manhattan.
"Mayor Bloomberg informed us this afternoon that after further analysis of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy that he felt it was in the best interests of the city of New York, the teams and our fans that we postpone the Knicks-Nets game scheduled for Thursday night," NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said. "Our thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating storm."
Many of New York's public transportation systems have been suspended since before the start of the storm and are still experiencing flooding.
The Nets are scheduled to host Toronto on Saturday night, while the Knicks will play Friday at Madison Square Garden against the Miami Heat.
with files from sports network