The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics will thrill a 20,000 strong crowd at the O2 Arena in London on January 11, 2018. This will be the eighth regular season game played in London. The Sixers have played in the UK before but this will be their first outing in London. For the Celtics, it’s their second London turn out.
Brett Brown who coached Team Australia in London the year before joining the Sixers said of the upcoming London game “Participating in NBA London Game 2018 is a great opportunity for our players to compete in front of an international audience at the historic O2 Arena.” “I have fond memories of coaching the Australian national team in London. The basketball fans there are very passionate, and I am looking forward to playing the Celtics there in January.”
The Philadelphia 76ers’ roster features 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team members Joel Embiid (Cameroon) and Dario Šarić (Croatia). The Celtics’ roster currently features two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas (U.S.), who last season led the team in scoring with a career-high 28.9 points per game, 2017 NBA All-Star Gordon Hayward (U.S.) and four-time NBA All-Star Al Horford (Dominican Republic), who last season led the team in rebounds.
The NBA London Game 2018 will also feature a variety of interactive fan activities, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA basketball programming that will bring the NBA experience to fans in London.
NBA – The O2 Arena – London – 11/01/2018
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