London to stage two regular NBA season games in 2011

Updated: Aug 10, 2010, 09:20 AM IST

London: The NBA will play two regular season games in London next March, part of a push to bring professional basketball to the city before it hosts the 2012 Olympics, NBA commissioner David Stern said.

The matches, to be held March 4 and 5, will feature the Toronto Raptors and the New Jersey Nets and will represent one home date and one away date for both teams.

The league has played a handful of regular season games outside North America since holding its first in Japan in 1990.

Bureau Report