New York Knicks will face the Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday, January 17, 2019, the NBA announced today.
The NBA London Game 2019 will mark the league’s ninth regular-season game in London and for the Knicks, it marks their third game in the capital, having played regular-season games against the Detroit Pistons in 2013 and the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015.
The Wizards will be playing their first game in the UK.
“We’ve been playing regular-season match-ups in London for nearly a decade, and over that time the games and the surrounding festivities have grown into the equivalent of an NBA All-Star experience transported to Europe,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
“Fans and partners from across the continent come to celebrate basketball and enjoy the excitement and experience of an NBA game.”
All eight previous regular-season NBA games in London have been sold-out. Last season’s clash between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers was reportedly the fastest sell-out of the previous seven games.
“It will be an honour to represent the Washington Wizards organisation as we play our first game in the UK,” Wizards superstar John Wall said.
“I look forward to connecting with our fans in London and using the experience to further bond as a team.”