After a crazy 24 hours in which we did not know whether or not the Nets-Knicks opening night game will be played, New York City has officially decided to postpone the game. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will make the announcement later on today. NBA TV’s Greg Anthony was the first to report the cancellation in a tweet.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir confirmed Anthony’s tweet.
During last night’s game between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, TNT, which would have been covering the Thursday night game, announced that the game would in fact be played. New York City made the ultimate decision because subways will be unable to run at regular service tomorrow. We will know more later when Michael Bloomberg speaks.
If the Knicks do not cancel their Friday night game against the Miami Heat at home, the Nets will be the last NBA team to play their first game. That game will be against Toronto on Saturday assuming the city is in good enough condition by then. The NBA has not yet announced a replacement date for the Nets-Knicks game.