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10-04-2012, 05:39 PM
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Pistons-Knicks in London on Jan. 17


Updated: October 4, 2012, 11:03 AM ET
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LONDON -- The NBA is coming back to London with a regular-season game between the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks in January.

The NBA says the Pistons and Knicks will play on Jan. 17 at the O2 Arena, the site of this year's Olympic gold-medal game.

The Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets played a pair of regular-season games at the same venue in March 2011, but the NBA skipped London on its preseason tour this year.

NBA Commissioner David Stern says "playing our third regular-season game in the city in three years and having historic franchises like the Knicks and Pistons serve as our ambassadors provide extraordinary opportunities

hackashaq
10-04-2012, 06:26 PM
it's always the teams i don't really care about in London.

Cactus Jax
10-04-2012, 06:52 PM
Well one way for the NBA to get a more packed arena than a regular Detroit game I guess. Both teams were given decent days in advance and after the game so it's not too bad of an idea I guess.

Sandman21
10-04-2012, 09:27 PM
Well one way for the NBA to get a more packed arena than a regular Detroit game I guess.
Better late than never to finally punish Detroit for their crappy security by taking away one of their home games, I guess. Of course the NBA does it when the Pistons can't hardly draw anyone to the Palace... ;)