|That's a lot of snow. (Getty Images)|
With the Northeast being covered in snow because of the blizzard peppering that part of the country, several NBA teams have had to alter travel plans this weekend because of unsafe flying conditions. The blizzard blanketing New England, New York and many other states on that side of the country has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people and canceled thousands of flights.
The New York Knicks were stuck in Minnesota after playing the Timberwolves on Friday night, hoping to try to fly home sometime Saturday. The San Antonio Spurs were also staying overnight in Detroit after seeing their 11-game winning streak fall to the Pistons, awaiting word on when they might be able to fly to New York for their game Sunday night at Brooklyn.
“We can't get there tonight — we know that,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “So we're going to stay here tonight and try to get there (Saturday). Hopefully, we will be able to get there, but at this point, we don't know.”
Several Knicks players definitely did not seem happy about having to stay in Minneapolis on Friday night after expecting to go home following their win over the Timberwolves. But they didn't have a choice due to the travel of thousands being postponed or canceled altogether.
The Nuggets are supposed to fly into Boston after their game in Cleveland on Saturday night to take on the Celtics, but there isn't any guarantee they'll be able to fly into Logan International Airport in Boston.
The Nets got creative with their travel plans. After losing to the Washington Wizards on Friday night, they took the train back to Brooklyn from Washington, D.C. so they can be home in plenty of time to rest up before their game against the Spurs on Sunday.
Hopefully, everybody is able to travel safely to their destinations in the Northeast and all of the residents and businesses there regain their power. The NHL had to postpone the Bruins' home game on Saturday due to the severe weather and power outages in Boston.