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NBA 'assessing' viability of Nets vs. Knicks game on Thursday

The NBA is trying to figure out whether or not the scheduled season opener for the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets Thursday night is feasible, as the city deals with extensive hurricane damage.

Alex Trautwig

The NBA is looking into whether games will be able to be played this week after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast.

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets were expected to open the season Thursday night in a highly-anticipated game, but the hurricane has caused major infrastructural damage to the New York area. Subways are flooded and are probably not going to be able to reopen before Thursday night's game, making accessing the brand new Barclays Center difficult for many potential spectators. There are obviously bigger issues than basketball to deal with, but as Howard Beck of the New York Times reports, the league is deciding whether games are feasible:

Other games that could be affected by Sandy include Wednesday night's meeting between Detroit and the Philadelphia 76ers, and New York's home game against the Miami Heat Friday night. As reports of the damage come in, it seems increasingly unlikely that Thursday night's game in Brooklyn will be able to go off without a hitch.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.