The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks had home games scheduled for Monday, but they have been postponed due to the massive amount of snow forecast to drop in New York City through Tuesday night.
The NBA has postponed the Nets game against the Portland Trail Blazers, which was set for Monday night, due to the blizzard forecast, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. A new date is not yet scheduled.
“Based on Portland’s schedule, they will likely have to make a cross-country trip to play the Nets later in the season,” he said.
The Knicks scheduled game against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night has also been postponed, according to Kings announcer Grant Napear.
Marc Berman of the New York Post confirmed the news, saying that the team is only waiting for official word from the league but expects the game to be canceled.
One to two feet of snow is forecast for much of the city, beginning on Monday afternoon.
These two games may not be the only ones canceled in the region.
The Knicks also have a home game scheduled for Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
But Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman says that his flight to New York on Tuesday to cover the game has already been canceled, indicating that there’s a “decent change” that the OKC-NY game will be postponed as well.
“Stay tuned,” he added. “Knicks-OKC could be in danger Wednesday if blizzard lives up to its hype,” agreed Berman.
The Nets are slated to travel to Atlanta on Wednesday to face the Hawks, a game that could also be postponed if the team can’t make it out of New York safely.