LONDON – The Washington Wizards will host the New York Knicks at The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17 in the NBA London Game 2019 presented by Norwegian. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, by the NBA’s broadcast partners across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and on NBA League Pass International, reaching fans in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
The game, which will mark the league’s ninth regular-season game in London, will be the Knicks’ third game in the capital and sixth game in Europe having previously played a preseason game in Paris and two games in Barcelona. The Wizards will be playing their first game in London and third game in Europe, having previously played in Barcelona and Berlin.
Below is a look at additional facts and figures about the NBA London Game 2019 presented by Norwegian:
18,689 – Capacity at The O2 – this year’s game once again sold out in less than one hour
10,800 – The Knicks will bring over 10,800 lbs (4,536kg.) of equipment and training room supplies including sneakers, game uniforms, socks, medical supplies, training tables
3,362 – The Wizards will play in London as the home team, 3,362 miles away from their actual home arena – the Capital One Arena
91 – The NBA London Game 2019 presented by Norwegian will mark the league’s 91st game played in Europe, the most of any region outside the United States and Canada
39 – Fans from 39 countries have bought tickets to the game
30 – There will be 30 official Spalding NBA game basketballs transported to London ahead of the matchup
27 – The record number of former Basketball Without Borders campers on NBA rosters (active and inactive), including the Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina (BWB Europe 2015; BWB Global 2016) and Enes Kanter (BWB Europe 2008) and the Wizards’ Tomas Satoransky (BWB Europe 2007)
25 – The number of countries represented by credentialed media for the game
12 – The number of U.S. cities that presenting partner Norwegian flies to from the UK: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland/San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle, Tampa
11 – The number of NBA teams that have played regular-season games in London since 2011
9 – The NBA London Game will be the NBA’s ninth straight sold-out, regular-season game in London
6 – The two teams feature six European players on their rosters. The Knicks feature Mario Hezonja (Croatia), Enes Kanter (Turkey), Frank Ntilikina (France) and Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia), and the Wizards feature Ian Mahinmi (France) and Tomas Satoransky (Czech Republic)
3 – This will be the Knicks’ third game in London, having played against the Detroit Pistons in 2013 and against the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015
Fans in the UK can find more NBA information at NBA.com/UK, and on Facebook (NBA UK) and Twitter (@NBAUK). Fans can also purchase all the latest Wizards and Knicks and merchandise at NBAStore.eu and at The O2 on game night.