NBA: Soccer stars and celebrities descend on London showpiece

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    • NBA showpiece was the sixth game to be held in London in as many years
    • The game went to overtime, before the Toronto Raptors eventually triumphed 106-103
    • A host of English Premier League stars, past and present, were in attendance
    • Didier Drogba -- now at Montreal Impact -- even took the court, sinking a basket

    London (CNN)A host of stars were out in force at London's O2 Arena Thursday, as the Toronto Raptors battled Orlando Magic in their NBA Eastern-Conference clash.

    The likes of beleaguered Chelsea star Eden Hazard, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and actor Michael B Jordan, who stars in Creed, were courtside to watch the sell-out game.
      Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were outstanding -- the former scoring 24 points in the Raptors' 106-103 victory.
      They were made to fight hard for the win, though, as Orlando Magic closed a double-digit deficit to take the game to overtime.