The Nets and Knicks will play Thursday despite Hurricane Sandy. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBA/Getty Images)
The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets will play their game on Thursday as scheduled, despite Hurricane Sandy, confirms NBA spokesman Tim Frank.
The game is scheduled to be played at 7pm at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. SI.com reported Tuesday that the NBA is watching developments and assessing the situation as far as other games on the week's schedule.
From the NBA’s perspective, all eyes are on Thursday, when the Brooklyn Nets are scheduled to host the New York Knicks in the highly-anticipated opening of the new Barclays Center. The New York Post reported last week that tickets for the game were averaging $800 on the secondary market, with a courtside seat drawing up to $8,100. USA Today reported that the Nets were forced to cancel their practice on Tuesday.
There are more than eight million households without power in 17 states including two million in New York because of the "superstorm", according to the Associated Press. Parts of Brooklyn lost power, streets ended up under water, and part of the subway system leading to the arena are also flooded.