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New York Knicks-Orlando Magic Game Tonight Postponed

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Paul KasabianCorrespondent INovember 2, 2010

Tonight's game between the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden has been postponed, according to Knicks sources.

The official press release can be found here on the Knicks' website and is partially excerpted below.

"Following last night’s Rangers game, during overnight maintenance of Madison Square Garden, which included cleaning asbestos-related materials in the attic above the ceiling, some debris fell into the Arena.  Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing tonight’s Knicks v. Magic game."

"We will be working with the city and independent experts, ATC Associates and GCI Environmental Advisory, to evaluate and determine the most appropriate course of action. As the safety of our customers and employees are our top priority, we will not reopen the Garden until we are absolutely assured the Arena is safe."

No date has been set for the rescheduled game. The Knicks will next travel to Chicago for an 8 p.m. game on Thursday, broadcast nationally on TNT, and the Magic will face Minnesota at home tomorrow, eliminating the possibility of playing the makeup tomorrow.

Both teams have March 27-29 off, so it is possible a rescheduled game could take place in that time frame. A makeup soon is tough to imagine, as the Knicks and Magic play 16 and 15 games, respectively, for the remainder of November.

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