Knicks, Bucks collide in London

( - The NBA will be on display overseas Thursday with the New York Knicks taking on the Milwaukee Bucks at O2 Arena in London.

The NBA is implementing its Global Games as part of the league's effort to connect with fans all over the world.

New York is riding a franchise-worst 15-game losing streak and hasn't tasted victory since Dec. 12 at Boston. Before the Knicks crossed the pond, they dropped a 110-82 decision to the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, as Quincey Acy posted 18 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15.

"It kind of just went bad real quick," Acy said. "It looked like we kind of just gave up."

The Knicks, who allowed 41 points in the second quarter, will host the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday after their trip.

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony (knee) is questionable against the Bucks and hasn't played since Dec. 31. He is averaging 23.9 ppg.

Milwaukee had won two in a row and three of four games until a 95-87 setback against the Chicago Bulls last weekend.

Brandon Knight scored 20 points, Jared Dudley added 15 and O.J. Mayo finished with 12 points for the Bucks, who shot 44.4 percent and gave up 46 points and 18 rebounds to Bulls center Pau Gasol.

"We have to do better defensively when we see a guy's got it going," Knight said about defending Gasol. "We should have been able to do some different things just to slow him down."

After this trip to the United Kingdom, Milwaukee will play three in a row at home versus Toronto, Utah and Detroit.

Bucks forwards Kenyon Martin (chest) and Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) are listed as probable for Thursday.

The Bucks have beaten the Knicks twice already this season and the two teams will meet again April 10 at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks are 8-3 in their last 11 versus the Bucks.