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NBA London Game 2019: Washington Wizards to face New York Knicks

The league's ninth regular-season visit to the UK has been pencilled in for Thursday, January 17th at the O2 Arena.

NBA London Game 2019 will be between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks, it was confirmed today.

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The league’s ninth regular-season visit to the UK has been pencilled in for Thursday, January 17th at the iconic O2 Arena.

A host of top names will be in action on the banks of the Thames, including Wizards’ All-Star guards Bradley Beal and John Wall, plus Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and guard Tim Hardaway Jr.

It will be the Knicks’ third game in the capital, having played the Detroit Pistons in 2013 and the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015. 

“I am excited to return to London,” said Hardaway Jr. 

“We had a great experience during our last visit in 2015 playing in front of passionate fans and are looking forward to another trip overseas.” 

Meanwhile, the Wizards will be contesting their first-ever game in the UK.

“It will be an honour to represent the Washington Wizards organisation as we play our first game in the UK,” said Wall. 

“I look forward to connecting with our fans in London and using the experience to further bond as a team.”

All eight previous NBA matches in London were sell-outs and fans can register their interest in tickets, gain access to presale information and more by visiting www.NBA.com/London.

In addition to the on-court action, the NBA London Game 2019 will feature a variety of interactive activities, community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA programming that will bring the NBA experience to fans in London.

“We’ve been playing regular-season match-ups in London for nearly a decade,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

“Over that time the games and the surrounding festivities have grown into the equivalent of an NBA All-Star experience transported to Europe. 

“Fans and partners from across the continent come to celebrate basketball and enjoy the excitement and experience of an NBA game.”

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