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NBA 's London showpiece attracts capital's stars

Published 1559 GMT (2359 HKT) January 15, 2016
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The NBA arrived in London for the sixth time in as many years as the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic battled it out at the O2 Arena. In front of a sell-out crowd, the NBA's Eastern-Conference clash finished 106-103 to the Raptors, as they claimed their fourth successive victory. Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba took to the court during a break in play. The former Ivory Coast striker proved his talents extend beyond the soccer pitch, sinking a basket. Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Drogba was joined courtside by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay as the star-studded spectators lapped up the entertainment. The Toronto Raptors eventually prevailed, overcoming Orlando Magic in overtime. Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Drogba's former teammate Michael Ballack was also in attendance, pictured here with his girlfriend, Natacha Tannous.
Fellow Blues Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Loic Remy were courtside, following their 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion. Meanwhile Olivier Giroud, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and club legend Robert Pires ensured Arsenal were also at the O2.
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Fleur East, made famous by the televised singing competition The X-Factor, was at the O2 to take in the action. Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The match was wasn't resolved until the final seconds. Here Cory Joseph of the Toronto Raptors dribbles towards Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic. Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images