The NBA has postponed Monday night's Knicks-Kings and Nets-Trail Blazers games because of extreme weather forecasted for the New York area, the league announced.
New York is expected to receive up to three feet of snow over the next two days, making it extremely difficult to airplanes to land at one of the three New York-area airports. More than 5,000 flights have been canceled on the East Coast, and New York City officials have said the impending storm could be one of the city’s worst ever.
The Knicks and Kings will play a makeup game on March 3. The Nets-Trail Blazers game will be made up on April 6.
Sacramento (16-27) last played Friday night, a 126-101 loss to the Golden State Warriors, in which the Kings allowed Warriors guard Klay Thompson to score an NBA-record 37 points in the third quarter. The Knicks (8-37) lost 76-71 to the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. New York has the Eastern Conference's worst record.
Portland (32-13) has the Western Conference's third-best record, and Brooklyn (18-26) is a half game out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.
The Knicks and Nets are both scheduled to play on Wednesday. Brooklyn is supposed to travel to Atlanta and the Knicks are slated to host the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The last NBA contest to be postponed because of weather was a January 2014 game between the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta because of weather. The last time the Knicks or Nets had a game postponed was when Hurricane Sandy forced the league to postpone a game between the two teams.
- Scooby Axson