America sometimes exports products the world may not necessarily want.
Tonight, the NBA sent two of among the worst teams in the NBA overseas as the New Jersey Nets got a strong performance from Deron Williams, who was listed as day-to-day with a wrist injury, in a victory over the almost identically inept Toronto Raptors at 02 arena in London, England.
Still, it was a historic night, and the teams provided a competitive contest.
The London crowd was treated to watching Williams, the bright-spot acquisition of the season for the Nets, score 16 points and 11 assists in his second game with New Jersey.
Brook Lopez led all Nets' players with 25 points, but only had two rebounds. Kris Humphries carried the load for New Jersey on the glass by pulling down 17 rebounds, his highest total since December.
Damion Jones scored a career-high 15 points for the Nets.
The Nets were able to overcome an excellent performance from DeMar DeRozan, who scored 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting.
Italian International Andrea Bargnani added 23 points for the Raptors, who have now lost three of their last four games.
The Raptors only had six turnovers, but still couldn't pull off the victory, to drop to 17-45.
Fans at O2 Arena did the wave at one point in the game.
The two teams play again at 02 Arena on Saturday.
Chelsea stars Didier Drogba and David Luiz were in attendance.