Hurricane Sandy hasn't affected Heat schedule, yet

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Friday's game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks is still currently on schedule, but could still be postponed because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Despite the opening game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Thursday night being postponed, Friday's game between the Knicks and the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden is still on, according to NBA officials, but could still be postponed.

According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the NBA is taking a look at several factors as to whether or not they can play the game on Friday. These include transit options, ongoing power outages and the need for security personnel at significant venues.

There was no reported structural damage to Madison Square Garden because of Hurricane Sandy, but the league is evaluating the issue on a day-by-day basis. It would be the first game of the season at Madison Square Garden because of the second round of renovations, that kept the Knicks on the road for the entire preseason.

The game between the Knicks and the Heat is scheduled for Friday at 8 p.m. and, if played, will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

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