WASHINGTON, June 20 (Xinhua) -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Wednesday that the NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks on Jan. 17 next year.
The Wizards' roster currently features All-Star guards Bradley Beal and John Wall, as well as Polish center Marcin Gortat. The Knicks' roster currently features Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis, French point guard Frank Ntilikina and newly appointed head coach David Fizdale.
The NBA London Game 2019 will mark the league's ninth regular-season game in London and the Knicks' 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 London.
"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," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.