Knicks vs. Nets Season Opener Postponed Due to Hurricane Sandy

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Knicks vs. Nets Season Opener Postponed Due to Hurricane Sandy

Those in anticipation of the long-awaited debut of the Brooklyn Nets will have to hold out for at least a few more days.

UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:08 p.m. ET by Tyler Conway

Postponed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the highly-anticipated first matchup between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center will take place on Monday, Nov. 26, according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix:

For New Yorkers who were looking forward to the tipoff of a bitter rivalry, circle your calendars and set your schedules accordingly.

---End of Update---

According to the New York Times' Howard Beck, Thursday's season opener between the Nets and the New York Knicks has officially been canceled due to Hurricane Sandy:

CBS' Ken Berger gives us a good reason for the decision:

It's unclear when or how this game will be made up, but it sounds as though both teams will continue their schedule as planned.

First, the Nets (via CBS' Ken Berger):

As well as the Knicks (via's Steve Popper):

The inaugural game for the Nets in Brooklyn against the Knicks was easily one of the most talked about events this summer, and as Sandy worked her way onto the East Coast, there was talk about whether or not the game would be played as scheduled.

Slight optimism surfaced yesterday when it was revealed that the game would take place on Thursday night, so this cancellation certainly comes as a disappointment.

Still though, there are without a doubt more important things at hand here than the delay of NBA history. Nets point guard Deron Williams sums it up perfectly (via Newsday's Rod Boone):

While many will certainly be frustrated by this news, it's safe to assume that we can all agree on one thing: Waiting a few more days is worth it if it means everyone in New York and the surrounding areas will get their life back on track after this unwanted tragedy. 

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