Brooklyn-Atlanta to play in London in 2014

06/25/2013 1:29 PM ET
By Chantz Martin

Deron Williams will lead the Brooklyn Nets over to London next season to take on the Hawks.(AP)
The NBA announced on Tuesday that the Brooklyn Nets will take on the Atlanta Hawks at London's O2 Arena on January 16, 2014, as part of the NBA's Global Games London 2014 series.

The game marks the Nets' third trip across the Atlantic, as they played a preseason game in London in 2008 and spent a few days there in 2011 for a pair of regular-season games with the Toronto Raptors. The Nets also played two preseason games in China in 2010 as well.

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

Nets vs. Hawks will be the eighth NBA contest played in the O2 Arena since 2007, and Deron Williams said in a statement that he looks forward to the trip.

"It is always an honor to represent the league overseas," said Williams. "Playing in London has a playoff-like intensity, and the energy in the building is great for the players on both teams. It should be very exciting."

Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public in October.

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