Knicks, Wizards to face off in London next season

The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards will play each other in London next season, the NBA announced.

The Knicks and Wizards are scheduled to play at the O2 Arena on Jan. 17. The NBA has played eight regular-season games in London as part of its Global Games series.

The Wizards are making their first trip to London, but it'll be the third trip across the pond for the Knicks -- they played against the Pistons in 2013 and the Bucks in 2015. All of the previous eight games in London have been sellouts, the NBA said.

"We've been playing regular-season match-ups in London for nearly a decade, and over that time the games and the surrounding festivities have grown into the equivalent of an NBA All-Star experience transported to Europe," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said after the game announcement. "Fans and partners from across the continent come to celebrate basketball and enjoy the excitement and experience of an NBA game."

New York is coming off of a 53-loss season and has hired David Fizdale as its head coach after parting ways with Jeff Hornacek. Washington won 43 regular-season games but fell to the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the playoffs.