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This year sees 2013 Global Games winners the New York Knicks face Jason Kidd's Milwaukee Bucks - the second year in a row Kidd will guide a team to London following his 2014 triumph with the Nets.
At the start of the 2014/15 season you'd have been given a few confused looks if you said the Bucks will be certs to beat the Knicks, but it seems that way following a strong start to the season by the Bucks and a season of despair for the Knicks thus far.
Last night (4th Jan) The Bucks picked up their fourth road win in a row at Madison Square Garden, as the Knicks picked up their 31st loss of the season.
The Bucks are looking strong for a play-off spot with the team flying high in sixth in the East with the Knicks only just avoiding bottom spot ahead of the 76ers.
The Knicks, boast Carmelo Anthony; the 2013 London MVP, Jose Calderon, Tim Hardaway Jr, Amar'e Stoudemire and more names that are probably more well known in the UK than some of their Milwaukee counterparts, but the young Bucks; the fifth best stealers in the NBA, are 18-17 so far and will be hoping that the good season so far can continue.
The UK Basketball Hub prediction: Bucks to win, 10+ point margin, Giannis MVP.
We'll bring you a full Knicks and Bucks preview over the next week with interviews from some of the media who regularly follow them!
The Milwaukee Bucks take on the New York Knicks at NBA Global Games London 2015 at The O2 on January 15. The game is live on BT Sport 1 and on NBA LEAGUE PASS. To follow the NBA in the UK visit www.facebook.com/nbauk
Last seasons NBA media day at The O2 Arena: