LONDON — NBA commissioner David Stern says the league will play two regular-season games in London next season.
The Toronto Raptors will face the New Jersey Nets on March 4 and 5 at the O2 Arena.
The NBA has been looking to expand overseas for years, and Stern has said in the past he would like to play a meaningful game in London before the British capital hosts the Olympics in 2012.
Before this season opens, the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves will each play two games in the fifth installment of the NBA's preseason Europe Live Tour. The 2009 champion Lakers will face the Timberwolves at the O2 Arena in London on Oct. 4 and then play Barcelona in Spain three days later.