The devastation of Hurricane Sandy in the New York city area has forced the cancellation of Thursday's New York Knicks-Brooklyn Nets National Basketball Association game.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wednesday announced that the game -- which was set to air on TNT -- was postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of the New York City area as well as New Jersey. The game was set to be first NBA regular-season game at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
TNT, which was scheduled to air the Knicks-Nets game at 7 p.m. will instead air two one-hour episodes of The Mentalist, said network officials.
The network will televise the Oklahoma City Thunder/San Antonio Spurs game at 9:30 p.m. as originally scheduled. The network will also televise its NBA Tip-Off pre-game show at 9 p.m. and the Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai post-game show following live game coverage.