Nets' First Regular-Season Game At Barclays Center Postponed
The Knicks-Nets game originally scheduled for tomorrow night was postponed today "because of Hurricane Sandy's devastation of the mass transit system" in the N.Y. area. The announcement comes "a day after the NBA said the game would be played." The game would have been the Nets' regular-season debut at Barclays Center, which sits "above a subway and Long Island Rail Road transportation hub" (NYTIMES.com, 10/31).
Nets G Deron Williams said team members were “disappointed” about their home opener being postponed, but they "realize the seriousness of the situation." Williams: "A lot of people have lost homes, have lost loved ones, so in the grand scheme of things it’s really not that important for us to play tomorrow." The area around Barclays Center in the aftermath of the storm “is not bad at all.” Williams: “It looks good, other than all the traffic out there” (“SportsCenter,” ESPN, 10/31).