The Nets now know when the Knicks will be making the crosstown trip to play them at the Barclays Center for the first time. The NBA announced that the game originally scheduled for Thursday night -- which was to serve as the Nets' regular-season opener -- has been rescheduled for Nov. 26. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on TNT.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged the league to postpone the game Wednesday; the city's mass transit system wasn't fully operational and the arena sits atop 11 subway lines and across the street from Atlantic Terminal's Long Island Rail Road stop.
The reshuffling of the Nets' schedule means they will play three games in a four-night span, including back-to-backs, all at home. They host the Clippers on Nov. 23 two days after concluding their three-game West Coast swing, and will host the Blazers on Nov. 25 before squaring off against the Knicks in the first of four meetings this season.