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It’s Game On at Barclays on Thursday

Exterior views of the Barclays Center on October 5, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

The NBA just announced that despite the MTA shutdown — and the cancellation of the Journey show tonight and the Smashing Pumpkins show tomorrow — the NBA season opener for the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks will, in fact, go on Thursday night. Mayor Bloomberg had put his support behind playing, but with no trains — and a flooded subway entrance — the much-anticipated game was in serious doubt. But no longer! Tipoff is at 7 p.m. on Thursday night. This might turn into one of those "can't keep New York down!" nights, and hey: The game's cheaper to go to now too.

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