Oct 29, 2012, 11:16 AM EST
The East Coast is hunkered down, trying to ride out hurricane Sandy and the wind and rain she is going to dump all over the area for a week.
Coincidentally, the NBA’s regular season starts this week, and a couple of games are potentially impacted. Look at the projected path of the storm and it is going to stall out near some NBA cities next week.
There are no issues Tuesday night’s openers, where the games are set for Miami, Cleveland and Los Angeles.
But on Wednesday, Halloween night, when the storm’s center is expected to be somewhere over Pennsylvania, games potentially could be impacted. The Philadelphia 76ers are scheduled to host the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night. Also potentially an issue but not likely as big of one because it is far enough north, Toronto is scheduled to host the Indiana Pacers.
Hopefully the storm will have dissipated enough by that time that there will be no changes.
Thursday night, the Nets are scheduled to host the Knicks in New York, no travel there but it should be plenty wet in New York by then.
By Friday we hope things have returned to normal. For the sake of our friends on the East Coast if nothing else.
- Report: OKC front office backs Scott Brooks, may look to trade Reggie Jackson 6
- Dwyane Wade out indefinitely, says best case for his return is 2-3 weeks 8
- Report: Tom Thibodeau’s relationship with Bulls management believed to be ‘beyond repair’ 40
- Dwight Howard out at least two games with swelling in his knee 6
- Five Things We Learned in NBA Wednesday: Is this rock bottom for Oklahoma City? 14
- He’s on Fire! Kyrie Irving scores 55, knocks down game winning three (VIDEO) 54
- LeBron James out Wednesday vs. Blazers with wrist injury 6
- Home-court advantage means less than ever in NBA. Why? 18