The Brooklyn Nets’ game against the New York Knicks originally set for last night has been rescheduled for Nov. 26, the National Basketball Association said in an e-mail.
The contest had been planned as Brooklyn’s opening game at its new $1 billion Barclays Center. It was postponed because of mass transit problems in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The Barclays Center now will host its first regular-season NBA game tomorrow when the Nets play the Toronto Raptors.
The Barclays Center, which seats 18,000 fans for basketball, is next to Brooklyn’s main transportation hub, which includes stops for subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road, both of which have been impacted by storm damage.
Tickets for last night’s postponed game will be honored for the rescheduled contest, Nets Chief Executive Officer Brett Yormark said yesterday in a statement.
The Knicks open their season tonight against the defending- champion Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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