In what has become an annual event, the NBA is taking the game of American professional basketball across the pond to London. This year the matchup features the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons. With the game taking place Thursday night in London at the O2 Arena, the 2013 version of NBA London Live pits one of the marquee teams in the NBA this year versus one of the league’s struggling franchises.

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The Knicks come into the game with a record of 24-13 and the second best record in the Eastern Conference behind only the 24-12 Miami Heat. With Carmelo Anthony leading the way with 29.3 points per game and having a MVP type season, the Knicks hope to have an easy time with the Pistons in a resurgent year for Gotham’s finest.

The Pistons on the other hand have a 14-24 record and sit in the eleventh spot in the Eastern Conference, led by second year big man Greg Monroe, who leads the team with 15.5 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game.

This is sure to be exciting for English basketball fans given the once a year hype the event creates and the lack of type flight professional basketball seen live in the country.

Tickets for the game have been on sale and you can find the best deals on tickets to NBA London Live featuring the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons right here at SeatGeek.

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