Buzz Builds For Knicks-Nets Game Rescheduled From Season Opener
The Knicks visit the Nets in Brooklyn for the first time tonight in a game rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, and the N.Y. DAILY NEWS' Tim Smith writes while the game "won't have the same feel of opening a brand new building, it will carry the same underlying theme for the Nets" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/26). Nets CEO Brett Yormark said, "Even though it's not opening night, it's a dramatic night" (AP, 11/26). Mikhail Prokhorov's publicist early this morning confirmed that the Nets Owner "will not be at Barclays Center" (ESPN.com, 11/26).
As of earlier today, tickets for the game "were being sold for an average of $584 apiece on the secondary market," according to TiqIQ.com. That price is the third-highest in the NBA this season, but that is down about 36% from the high of $913 for the original Nov. 1 opener (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 11/26).