Knicks-Nets opener postponed

October, 31, 2012
10/31/12
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NEW YORK -- The highly anticipated season opener Thursday between the Nets and Knicks, which was to be the first NBA regular-season game at the $1 billion Barclays Center, has been postponed due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially announced Wednesday.

"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 in a statement.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating storm."

A makeup date for the rescheduled game will be announced at a later time, the NBA announced.

Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said Friday's game against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden is still on.

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Question: Do you think the Mayor and the NBA made the right call? Why or why not?

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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