UPDATE: The NBA officially postponed both New York City games Monday night due to the impending snowstorm. Grant Napear of Kings TV and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports were first to report:
Kings – Knicks game has been postponed due to pending blizzard. No make-up date as of now.
— Grant Napear (@GrantNapearshow) January 26, 2015
With impending blizzard, NBA has postponed the Portland-Brooklyn game tonight, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. New date not yet scheduled.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 26, 2015
Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com reported that the Nets sent an e-mail to season ticket holders informing them that the game will be rescheduled for April 6th. The NBA officially announced the re-scheduled date shortly after.
If you’re reading this Monday and happen to be in the New York area, take a look outside. You probably recognize that white stuff that’s flying sideways in the wind as “snow,” and you might know it from the recent weather reports that indicate a potential Nor’Easter that threatens to dump up to two feet of snow on New York City.
Two NBA games were scheduled in the city Monday night: the Brooklyn Nets vs. the Portland Trail Blazers at Barclays Center, and the New York Knicks against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden.
A league official told The Brooklyn Game early Monday morning that the NBA was closely monitoring the weather situation in New York, and wouldn’t rule out a potential postponement for either game at that time.
The NBA has postponed games for inclement weather in the past, most recently on January 29th of last year. That game was rescheduled in April.
The last Nets game postponed came against the Knicks, in what was supposed to be the opening night contest at Barclays Center in 2012. The game was pushed back due to Superstorm Sandy.