NBA London: Stars come out as Bucks outclass struggling Knicks

Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Bango at the O2
Thierry Henry got acquainted with Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks' mascot, ahead of the game

A night in London failed to stop the New York Knicks' dismal run of form as the Milwaukee Bucks ran out easy 95-79 winners at the O2 Arena.

Tickets for the fifth regular-season NBA game held in London sold in an hour when they went on sale last year but a one-sided contest was served up.

The Bucks, for whom OJ Mayo scored 22 points, never looked back after claiming the game's first 14 points.

The Knicks have now lost a franchise-record 16 straight games.

Their record of five wins and 36 defeats in 41 games so far this season is also the worst of any NBA team.

Cesc Fabregas and Thierry Henry
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas was also among the star-studded O2 crowd
Didier Drogba
Cesc Fabregas's team-mate Didier Drogba was courtside
Jared Dudley of Milwaukee Bucks challenges Lou Amundsen of New York Knicks
The 19,000-capacity 02 Arena was a sell-out for the regular-season game
New York Knicks' Jose Calderon holds the ball in front of Milwaukee Bucks' Jerryd Bayless and Giannis Antetokounmpo
The Knicks last played in London two years ago, when they beat Detroit

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