Nets, Hawks to play in London on Jan. 16

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Atlanta Hawks on Jan. 16 in a regular-season matchup at The O2 arena in London as part of the NBA Global Games, the league said Tuesday.

The Nets will be making their third trip to London. They played a preseason game there in 2008 and then two regular-season games against the Toronto Raptors in 2011.

This will be the Hawks' first time playing a regular-season game outside of North America. They played a pair of preseason games in London in 1993.

"We are very excited to once again represent the NBA in London," Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement. "The fans have always been very supportive, and we look forward to once again entertaining them with Brooklyn Nets basketball."

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