Thursday's nationally-televised season opener between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks will be postponed due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, according to the New York Times' Richard Sandomir. The game was scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Barclays Center, and it was going to be televised on TNT. A makeup date has not been announced.
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to officially confirm the news shortly.
Previous reports suggested that the game would take place, but it appears there has been a change of plans. The New York subway remains shut down in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, making it difficult for fans to attend.
The news means that the Nets' regular-season opener in the new Barclays Center will not be as marquee of a matchup. The Nets' first game in the new Barclays Center will therefore be Saturday against the Toronto Raptors. The Knicks' first game will be on Friday against the Miami Heat.