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The N.B.A. was evaluating the situation Tuesday as New York began to recover from the storm.
“Tonight’s games will be played,” Tim Frank, the N.B.A.’s senior vice president for communications, said in an e-mail. “We are still assessing the situation with regards to the rest of the week.”
It is not clear when the N.B.A. will make its determination, or what factors will go into the decision. It may depend on how quickly the city can restore mass transit, the subway system in particular.
Barclays Center is served by 11 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road, none of which are running at the moment. City officials have said it will be three or four days before subway service returns. The lack of mass transit could be crippling for the arena, which sits on Brooklyn’s busiest intersection, at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. Parking in the area is severely limited. Barclays Center officials have promoted mass transit as the preferred option for visiting the arena, which opened Sept. 28.
The Nets also have home games scheduled for Saturday (against Toronto) and Monday (against Minnesota). The Knicks’ home opener is scheduled for Friday night against the Miami Heat.
The Nets are making their Brooklyn debut this season after 35 years in New Jersey.