The NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed due to damaged caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City.

The Nets, which were to officially inaugurate their new home - the $1 billion Barclays Center in Brooklyn - against their cross-town rivals, made the announcement Wednesday.

The Nets, which made the move to Brooklyn after 35 years in New Jersey, did not indicate when the first installment in the rivalry would be played.

The NBA had said Tuesday that the game might still be played as scheduled, but it was eventually postponed due to the shutdown of the flooded New York subway system and other mass transit disruptions.

Knicks General Manager Glen Grunwald, however, said his team's game Friday evening against the defending champion Miami Heat will take place as scheduled at Madison Square Garden. EFE