NBA London 2016, A Review by the Numbers

Last Thursday the Toronto Raptors took on the Orlando Magic at The O2 Arena for the NBA Global Games 2016, the Raptors taking a 106-103 overtime win in what was a very close and exciting game in front of a sold-out crowd (tickets sold out in less than an hour). A week later, the NBA has gathered the most significative numbers from the game to create an NBA Global Games London 2016 by the numbers, which you can see below:

1 – Hour, the amount of time it took to sell-out NBA Global Games London 2016 presented by Marriott Rewards

2 – This was the second time the Toronto Raptors went to overtime in three regular season games at The O2. They lost the first time after three overtimes to the New Jersey Nets in 2011; the Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic last Thursday after one overtime

3 – This was the third regular season game played by the Toronto Raptors in London. They have now surpassed the New York Knicks who have played in two regular season games and have become the NBA team with most regular season games played on this side of the pond

4 – Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas and Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier and Mario Hezonja are the four European players who took to the floor of The O2 last Thursday

24 – Points scored by Toronto Raptors’ top scorer of the night Kyle Lowry

27 – Points scored by Orlando Magic’s top scorer of the night Victor Oladipo

31 – 31 Odeon cinemas across the UK screened NBA Global Games London 2016 live

51 – Points scored by the four European players last Thursday

156 – The game lasted 156 minutes, which is the second longest NBA regular season game at The O2 after the New Jersey Nets took on the Toronto Raptors in 2011. On that occasion the game, that went to triple overtime lasted 202 minutes. The NBA has now played 888 minutes at The O2 in six regular season games since 2011

209 – Points scored by the two teams last Thursday, bringing the total points scored at The O2 for an NBA regular season game to 1,301

18,689 – Attendance at The O2 last Thursday, bringing the total number of people attending an NBA regular season game in London to 112,134 in the six games since 2011

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Source: Pitch London/NBA UK
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