The Knicks are fearful of being stranded in the Twin Cities.
The club canceled its charter flight to stay overnight in Minnesota instead of flying home after last night’s 100-94 win over the Timberwolves at the Target Center because of the Nemo blizzard.
Coach Mike Woodson said he was even worried about the status of tomorrow’s showdown against Western Conference power the Clippers.
Woodson will have the Knicks stage a “shootaround practice’’ in Minnesota, in the team hotel.
The Clippers, who lost 111-89 to the Heat last night in Miami, also could have travel issues. Their plan is to practice in Miami today and then fly to New York, weather permitting.
“If we can’t get back there because of the snow, we just got to adjust,’’ Woodson said. “Let’s just hope the game’s not cancelled. That’s my whole thing.’’
The game is scheduled to be broadcast on ABC, so the NBA likely will try to do everything it can to play it.
“We are always monitoring weather situations,’’ NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.
Ironically there’s no snow here in the snowbelt of Minnesota.
“We hear the snow’s already started,’’ Steve Novak said yesterday afternoon. “Hopefully we get back. ... Hopefully if we can’t get back, they [the Clippers] can’t [either]. If we get stuck, we get stuck. We’ll find something to do.’’
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