Pacers to play regular-season game in London

Monta Ellis and the Pacers will play their first-ever regular-season game overseas.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The NBA has announced that the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will play in London on Jan. 12.

The game will be played at The O2, league officials said Thursday. Denver will be considered the home team and tickets will go on sale at the start of the upcoming season.

It is the first time the Pacers have played a regular-season game overseas, though they have played preseason games in China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Germany and Spain.

"I’m really excited and thankful the NBA is allowing us to reach out to our fans in London," Pacers star Paul George said in a team press release. "This is great exposure for our team and our franchise. I think it will be a great experience for us and the fans in attendance."

The NFL’s Indianapolis Colts also will play in London on Oct. 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.