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Bloomberg said he planned to attend with his daughters and girlfriend and said players wanted to play, but he and the Nets agreed that it was better to wait.

“The right thing to do,” Nets coach Avery Johnson said. “We all would have loved to play, to bring, hopefully, the people that have power or some of the fans that could’ve made it to the building, we would have loved to have brought them some sense of entertainment or joy or whatever, but, at the same time, all of the people who were responsible for making this decision, it was the right thing to do.”

The Nets are working with the league to find a makeup date. Tickets for Thursday’s game will be honored for the rescheduled game.