Knicks return to London to play Milwaukee Bucks in January 2015

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They flew over the Atlantic in 2013 and now the New York Knicks will be returning to London’s O2 Arena on January 15, 2015 to face the Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA regular season clash.

Since the NBA began regular season games in Europe in 2011, the New York-New Jersey-based sides have been involved in all of them, with the exception of 2012 as there was a lockout.

The last time the Knicks were in London, they defeated the Detroit Pistons 102-87 with Carmelo Anthony scoring 26 points to lead New York in his first game in London since winning the Olympic gold medal in the summer of 2012.

For Milwaukee, this will be their first visit to London to play a regular season contest.

This season was most definitely one to forget for both sides as they each failed to make the Playoffs. Milwaukee ended with the worst record in the league.

The other game overseas will feature the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico in November 2014.

“While London and Mexico City each have their own unique culture, they both have rich sports traditions and share a great passion for the NBA,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

“These regular-season games will bring the excitement and incredible competition of our league to more fans in Europe and Latin America.”