Can You Match the NBA Team to Their City?

By: Jouviane Alexandre
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When you're rooting for your favorite NBA team, which city are you representing? Are the Heat bringing their talents from Los Angeles or Miami? Will you find the Warriors in the Garden State or the Golden State? Can you match the NBA team to their city? Let's find out!

Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks are the professional basketball team from Wisconsin. The team was founded in 1968 and has since won one championship in 1971.

Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets are the professional basketball team from Colorado. The team was founded in 1967 under the name Larks. This team, which is part of the West Conference has yet to win a championship.

Suns

The Phoenix Suns are the professional basketball team from Arizona. The team was founded in 1968 and is part of the Western Conference. Since its start, the team has yet to win any championships.

Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the professional NBA team from Oklahoma. The team was founded in 1967 under the name Seattle SuperSonics before becoming the OKC Thunder in 2008. The team won one championship in 1979.

Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team from Oregon. Founded in 1970, the team is part of the Western Conference and has won one championship.

Celtics

The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team from Massachusetts. The team was founded in 1946 and are part of the Eastern Conference. Since their start, the team has won the most NBA championships, with 17 as of 2017.

Heat

The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team from Florida. The team was founded in 1988 and are part of the Eastern Conference. Three championship titles have been awarded to the team in 2006, 2012, and 2013.

Rockets

The Houston Rockets are one of the professional NBA teams of Texas. The team was founded in 1967 originally as the San Diego Rockets before moving to Texas four years later. The team has won two championships as of 2017, the first in 1994 and the second a year later.

Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the professional NBA team of Ohio. The team was founded in 1970 and won its first championship title in 2016.

Knicks

The New York Knicks are one of two professional basketball teams from the state of New York. The team was founded in 1946 and has since won two championship titles (1970 and 1973).

Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are an NBA team from the Eastern Conference. Founded in 1940 as the Fort Wayne Pistons, the team since changed to Detroit in the late '50s. As of 2017, the team has won three championships.

Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are an NBA team that hails from Canada, the only team in the NBA that is stationed outside of the United States. The team was founded in 1995 and has yet to win any championships as of 2017.

Pacers

The Pacers are the professional basketball team that represent the entire state of Indiana. The team was founded in 1967 and has yet to win an NBA championships.

Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the many NBA teams out of California. The team was first founded in 1947 as the Minneapolis Lakers before moving to Los Angeles in 1960. The franchise has won a total 16 championships as of 2017.

76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are the professional basketball team from Pennsylvania. Founded in 1946, the team got its start as the Syracuse Nationals before becoming the Philadelphia 76ers in 1963. The team has won three championships in 1955, 1967, and 1983.

Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are another professional basketball team from New York. The team was originally founded in 1967 as the New Jersey Americans before becoming the New York Nets and then the New Jersey Nets, which lasted for 35 years. The team moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 2012. The team has yet to win any NBA championships.

Timberwolves

The Timberwolves are the professional basketball team from Minnesota. The team was originally founded in 1989 and has yet to win any championships.

Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies are the professional NBA team from Tennessee. The team was originally founded in 1995 as the Vancouver Grizzlies before moving to Memphis in 2001. As of 2017, the team has yet to win any championships.

Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are one of the many teams coming out of California. Currently based in Oakland, the team was originally founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors. The team then moved to San Francisco in 1962 before settling on Golden State in 1971. The team has five championships, the last two which were won in 2015 and 2017.

Jazz

The Jazz are the professional basketball team hailing from Utah. The team was originally founded in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz before moving to Utah five years later in 1979. As of 2017, the team has yet to win any championships.

Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are another NBA team from California. Founded in 1970, the team originated as the Buffalo Braves before becoming the San Diego Clippers in 1978. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1984 and has yet to win any championships as of 2017.

Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are the professional basketball team representing the state of North Carolina. The team was founded in 1988 as the Charlotte Hornets, before taking a 10-year stint as the Charlotte Bobcats. The team restored its name in 2014. The Hornets have yet to win a championship.

Magic

The Orlando Magic are an NBA team hailing out of Florida. The team was originally founded in 1989 and has yet to win any championships as of 2017.

Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are a professional basketball team hailing from Texas. The team was founded in 1980 and has since won one championship title in 2011.

Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are another NBA team hailing from Texas. The team was founded in 1967 as the Dallas Chaparrals before becoming the San Antonio Spurs in 1973 and joining the NBA in 1976. Since its founding, the team has won five championships as of 2017.

Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are a professional basketball team based in Louisiana. The team was founded in 2002 and has yet to win a championship.

Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are the professional basketball team from Georgia. The team was founded in 1946 as the Buffalo Bisons before moving to Milwaukee and Saint Louis as the Hawks and then settling in Atlanta in 1968. The team has one championship title from 1958.

Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team from Illinois. The team was founded in 1966 and has since won six NBA championships, all of which were won during the '90s.

Kings

The Sacramento Kings are another professional basketball team hailing from California. The team was founded in 1923 as the Rochester Seagrams before moving from Rochester to Cincinnati and then to Kansas City. The team landed in Sacramento as the Kings in 1985. The team won one championship in 1951.

Wizards

The Wizards are the professional basketball team hailing from the country's capital, Washington, D.C. The team was founded in 1961 as the Chicago Packers before moving to Baltimore as the Bullets and landing in the D.C. as the Washington Wizards in 1997. The team won one championship in 1978.

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