Knicks vs. Nets to occur as scheduled despite Hurricane Sandy

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will play on Thursday as originally planned, the NBA announced on Tuesday (via Devin Kharpertian). The starting time and date for the Nets' first game since moving into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn were previously in jeopardy due to Hurricane Sandy.

The Knicks were forced to cancel their practice on Monday as the storm approached, and although their season opener now appears safe, the status of the team's home opener against the Miami Heat is still being assessed by the league, per CBS Sports' Ken Berger. As of right now, the Heat don't have a way to make the trip to the Big Apple, as airlines have canceled more than 12,000 flights and New York City's three major airports remain closed.

Residents and businesses across New York City began undertaking massive cleanup efforts a day after the storm ravaged through the city, shutting down Wall Street and severely damaging the subway system in the process.

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