Is Nets' opener vs. Knicks at risk due to flooding?

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will likely have to tweak their schedules to cope with the widespread damage of Hurricane Sandy, probably interfering with the Thursday night season opener between the two squads.

New York had a lot of buzz surrounding the beginning of the new rivalry between the longtime hometown team the Knicks and the newly relocated Nets in Brooklyn. However, New York has bigger issues to worry about: millions are without power, and water has flooded many streets. It seems unlikely the highly anticipated game will be able to go off without a hitch as the city focuses on getting back on its feet. The Nets have boasted about the easy accessibility of their new stadium, the Barclays Center, via subway, but it's unclear how soon the subway system will be reopened with many tunnels flooded.

There has been no official word regarding either the Thursday night matchup between the squads or Friday night's home opener for the Knicks against Miami, but Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today writes that there is a "distinct possibility" that the storm will cause some sort of problem with the plan to start the season Thursday.

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