Nets make it out of New York, will travel to Atlanta for Hawks game


The Nets will only postpone one game due to the New York snowstorm.

While New York City transit and roads were shut down for all but emergency service after 11 P.M. Monday night, most of the city was hit with just a few inches, well short of the 2-3 feet that was expected in the forecast. Nonetheless, over 7,500 flights were cancelled out of the city in anticipation of the blizzard.

After skipping Monday night’s contest against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Nets made their way to Philadelphia that afternoon, and they’ll fly out to Atlanta Tuesday to take on the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night. Philadelphia was less affected by the storm.

The Trail Blazers game was re-scheduled for April 6th.

The Nets probably wouldn’t have minded another break. Their starting point guard is injured indefinitely, there are league rumblings that they’re re-evaluating Lionel Hollins (which have been denied), and they’re looking at any deal possible to shed their best players. On the court, they’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games, the last two by a combined 74 points. Meanwhile, the Hawks are on a 16-game winning streak, the best in the league this season, and own the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 37-8 record.