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Blizzard Postpones Nets-Blazers, Knicks-Kings Games

The NBA has already postponed Monday night’s Knicks-Kings and Nets-Trail Blazers games due to the snow storm that locked down many areas of the northeast before the first snow flake even fell.

The NBA’s decision comes on the heels of closures of schools, businesses, and airports in many parts of the northeast as authorities prepare for what many assume will be a “crippling and potentially historic“snowstorm.

NBA officials did not immediately announce the future dates of the rescheduled games but all tickets for the games will be honored whenever those games are set to play.

The NHL has yet to announce postponements. Weather has killed tonight’s scheduled tipoffs between DePaul and Providence and Rutgers and Michigan State, among other contests.

Cancelations due to weather are not unheard of in the NBA though are not common.

The last NBA game canceled because of weather occurred in January 2014 when a game between the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta was rescheduled. In December of 2012 the NBA rescheduled the Bulls-Pacers game due to a snowstorm in Indianapolis, something that SB Nation reported as “a rarity” at the time.

The last time the Knicks or Nets had a game postponed was when Hurricane Sandy interrupted a scheduled game.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com

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