GREENBURGH, N.Y -- Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald got the word from the NBA Wednesday that tomorrow night's game at the Garden against the defending champion Heat is on -- as of now.

"We're good to go for Friday," he said.

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Grunwald, speaking to reporters briefly in the parking lot of the Knicks' practice facility, said he spoke to NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson, who confirmed the plan to play Friday.

Tim Frank, the NBA's senior vice president of basketball communications, confirmed in an email that Friday's's game is on at 8 p.m. -- presuming LeBron James and the Heat are able to fly into New York.