Thursday's Knicks-Nets Game in Brooklyn Postponed
No makeup date announced; TNT was scheduled to carry the game
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/31/2012 3:52:12 PM
No makeup date has been announced.
The postponement came at New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's request; on Tuesday night, the league had said the game would go on as scheduled. The Barclays Center sits above a subway station and commuter rail terminal and with most of mass transit still out in New York, transportation to the game would have been difficult.
"It's a great stadium, it would have been a great game but the bottom line is there is not a lot of mass transit. Our police have plenty of other things to do," Bloomberg said at a news conference. There is no word if the Knicks' home opener on Friday at Madison Square Garden or the Nets next game in Brooklyn on Saturday have been postponed.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Knicks' Friday game is still on.
Thursday's game was supposed to be the Nets' inaugural game in Brooklyn, after 35 years of playing in New Jersey. TNT was scheduled to carry the game.
TNT will air back-to-back episodes of The Mentalist prior to Thursday's NBA coverage, which will now begin at 9 p.m. ET with the NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader.com pregame show, followed by coverage of the Oklahoma City Thunder-San Antonio Spurs game.
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