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NBA Basketball Teams Quiz

How many NBA basketball teams can you name?
Enter the team name, not the city
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
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Eastern - Atlantic
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors
 
Eastern - Central
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Detroit Pistons
Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks
Eastern - Southeast
Atlanta Hawks
Charlotte Hornets
Miami Heat
Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards
Western - Northwest
Denver Nuggets
Minnesota Timberwolves
Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz
 
Western - Pacific
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Phoenix Suns
Sacramento Kings
Western - Southwest
Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans
San Antonio Spurs
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level 16
Aug 7, 2010
Got em all.
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level 58
Apr 29, 2011
I think you should take "Sixers" for 76ers since they are quite often referred to as the Sixers.
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level āˆž
Apr 29, 2011
Good point. That will work now.
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level 55
May 3, 2014
What about "Wolves" for "Timberwolves"?
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level 22
May 10, 2011
Got them all with 3 minutes remaining (:
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level 33
Jul 29, 2011
30/30
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level 7
Mar 27, 2012
Got em all!
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level 2
May 4, 2012
U Should Allow The Twolves for timberwolves
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level 41
May 9, 2012
got em all
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level 16
Jun 22, 2012
Almost forgot hawks and mavericks
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level 11
Sep 19, 2012
nice quiz man i was don with 1 min 45
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level 21
Sep 29, 2012
22/30 and i am not really much of a basketball fan
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level 28
Oct 7, 2012
The new jersey nets moved to Brooklyn making them the Brooklyn nets. Just thought you should know
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level āˆž
Oct 9, 2012
Updated. Thanks!
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level 76
Nov 25, 2012
Denver Nuggets? Ha ha ha. I'm not from the US and I would have to say that is the funniest name for a team... where I'm from if you call someone a nugget it's because they are short and stocky (very un-basketball player like) or it's another name for poo!
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level 55
Apr 30, 2013
No, silly goose! They are sponsored and named by McDonald's, to advertise for their chicken nuggets. Just kidding. They're named after gold nuggets that were found in the West.
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level 50
Jun 20, 2014
There is a college mascot called the Fighting Pickles. And a college near me with the mascot 'Geoducks'. As in the clam. Pronounced 'gooey ducks'.
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level 50
Jun 20, 2014
It's true.
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level 34
Jan 5, 2015
There used to be a team called the Windsor Swastikas. No joke.
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level 20
Dec 25, 2012
This quiz to be updated next year as the New Orleans Hornets will change their name to New Orleans Pelicans! And the Charlotte Bobcats will be named the Charlotte Hornets!
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level 69
Jan 1, 2013
16 and I've never watched a basketball game. I thought there was a team called the Supersonics, or is that a different sport.
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level 7
Dec 9, 2015
Really bruh
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level 34
Jan 11, 2013
26/30!
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level 14
Jan 19, 2013
T Wolves or wolves should be accepted for timberwolves. Just so you know, we in MN call them the t wolves, wolves and timberwolves
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level 21
Jan 27, 2013
12/22 I guess this shows how much more I enjoy football (not soccer) than basketball.
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level 21
Jan 27, 2013
Sorry.. 12/30.. even worse
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level 34
Feb 22, 2013
I got 4...... and I forgot Heat, Lakers, and a bunch of other obvious ones..... and I'm American...
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level 21
Mar 4, 2013
Wolves should definitely be allowed since their jersey's do say Wolves on them.
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level 29
May 2, 2013
im making a quiz and i cant figure out how to post a picture. can u help me?
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level 50
Jun 20, 2014
You only get a picture if your quiz gets on the front page.
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level 21
May 8, 2013
Pelicans should probably be accepted for Hornets now. Even though it's a stupid name.
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level āˆž
May 9, 2013
Changed!
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level 7
Jul 11, 2013
Easy
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level 2
Nov 3, 2013
This is an awesome quiz:)!
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level 2
Nov 18, 2013
New Orleans pelicans aren't even a team no more
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level 37
Dec 19, 2013
cant believe i forgot the spurs...29/30 aint bad tho.
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level 1
Dec 29, 2013
Damn, I missed Pistons
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level 8
Apr 24, 2014
23/30 isn't bad for an Australian guy who only started watching at the start of the playoffs right???
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level 7
May 4, 2014
30/30 with 1:01 remaining
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level 8
May 20, 2014
i got evryone 1;55 left
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level 32
Aug 30, 2016
me too!
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level 42
May 22, 2014
Quiz needs to be updated as the Bobcats have officially become the Hornets.
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level 19
May 24, 2014
The Charolette hornets are now the Charolette bobcats
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level 19
May 24, 2014
Misspoke I guess they went back to being the hornets after their short stint being the bobcats.
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level 80
Jun 2, 2014
The Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans and lived life as the New Orleans Hornets for a number of years before switching names to the Pelicans. The Charlotte Bobcats were a new franchise that popped up after the Hornets left. When the New Orleans franchise changed names, it opened up the ability for the Bobcats to switch names to the Hornets. So, much like the Cleveland Browns circa 1999, these are two completely different franchises that end up being named exactly the same thing.
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level 31
Jun 9, 2014
I'm a huge NBA fan and only got 22/30 right. On the NFL team quiz I got all 32 with 39 seconds to spare, and I don't even watch football that much.
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level 14
Aug 15, 2014
Please check out my profile I really want to be popular!
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level 20
Oct 18, 2014
Sacramento Kings got me.
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level 10
Nov 3, 2014
30/30
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level 20
Nov 26, 2014
100% with 2:44 to go.
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level 23
Dec 9, 2014
15..... From the UK, didn't even get some of the real easy ones. Knicks / Bulls
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level 47
Dec 10, 2014
Got 'em all. Last one I remembered was Pistons.
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level 15
Dec 17, 2014
Didn't get Caveliers, Raptors, or Nuggets.
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level 58
Jan 31, 2015
76% got the 76ers... coincidence? I think not.
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level 22
Apr 4, 2015
Funny, I noticed that too.
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level 21
Feb 28, 2015
With 2:44 remaining damn
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level 28
Apr 2, 2015
Why did I forgot the Kings?
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level 22
Apr 4, 2015
First Try: 24/30..........Second Try: 28/30 (Forgot Grizzlies and Jazz, don't know why)..........Third Try: 30/30 1:21 left..........Fourth Try: 30/30 1:57 left
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level 79
Apr 12, 2015
4 tries, always between 27-29 teams; I always forget the Orlando Magic...are they that forgettable?
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level 19
Mar 4, 2018
I never forget them. I'm probably the biggest Magic fan in South Dakota. And the only one for that matter.
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level 17
Apr 16, 2015
i always forget the nuggets! also forgot the piston this time 28/30
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level 67
Apr 19, 2015
3:23 left
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level 16
Apr 22, 2015
I forgot the Rockets!!!
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level 3
May 19, 2015
100% with 2:10 left
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level 31
Oct 8, 2015
only one I missed was bulls -_-
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level 25
Aug 25, 2016
:D
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level 58
Dec 14, 2016
That was the only one I got. Sad, I know.
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level 56
Oct 30, 2015
76% knows the 76ers, that's funny
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level 11
Nov 12, 2015
30/30 3 minutes 14 seconds left
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level 16
Nov 18, 2015
all of them with 2:47 left
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level 16
Nov 19, 2015
I got 30/30 in a minute and 5 seconds
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level 16
Dec 4, 2015
30/30 with 2:54 left!!! ;)
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level 24
Dec 9, 2015
forgot portland
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level 33
Dec 19, 2015
nice quiz 30/30 3:07 on the clock
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level 56
Dec 25, 2015
Surprised myself! 22! San Diegans don't have a team other than hating anything from LA!!
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level 11
Feb 13, 2016
30/30. nice quiz. GO WARRIORS!!!(especially splash bros)
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level 16
Feb 16, 2016
I got all 30/30 teams in 55 seconds and 3:05 left ;)
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level 1
Apr 8, 2016
Missed 1: Anderson Packers
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level 10
Apr 11, 2016
30/30
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level 14
Apr 15, 2016
3:05 remaining
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level 14
Apr 19, 2016
30/30 with 3 minutes and 18 seconds remaining
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level 10
Apr 20, 2016
50 seconds left
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level 16
Jun 3, 2016
30/30
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level 25
Jun 7, 2016
29/30, and I had literally typed pelican without the 's' when time ran out :(
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level 3
Jun 9, 2016
hard you got me stumped
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level 3
Jun 9, 2016
27/30 so close
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level 59
Jun 14, 2016
Finished with 2:57
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level 9
Mar 6, 2017
finished with 2:58 ;)
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level 59
Mar 20, 2017
finished with 3:14
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level 34
Jun 17, 2016
wizards threw me off cause that's not southeast
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level 66
Dec 29, 2016
Well, it's not the Midwest or New England...plus there was that whole concern about the Confederacy (or "The South") taking DC back in the day...
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level 8
Jul 12, 2016
100% 2:39 left
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level 67
Jul 25, 2016
I got all but four. Not even an NBA fan these days - most of what I know comes from playing NBA Jam as a kid. It's newer ones like the Thunder and Pelicans that trip me up, though I also forgot the Cavs and 76ers.
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level 4
Jul 26, 2016
100 percent I beat all the quiz takers! The people who said they got 100 percent are lying lol.
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level 57
Jul 28, 2016
Beat...or equaled
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level 7
Aug 5, 2016
30/30 with 2:48 remaining.
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level 14
Aug 16, 2016
3:07
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level 15
Sep 14, 2016
0:03 I remembered the jazz last three seconds lol because Kobe dropped 60 on them and Kobe is the GOAT so ya.
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level 2
Sep 29, 2016
well better luck next time
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level 15
Oct 7, 2016
I finished with 100% and 2:17 left
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level 28
Oct 7, 2016
Grizzlies every time
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level 14
Oct 7, 2016
Forgot the celtics somehow
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level 19
Oct 9, 2016
Somehow I missed the jazz and I live in Utah
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level 1
Oct 10, 2016
I always forget the stupid nuggets
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level 32
Oct 11, 2016
2:15 to spare, got all of them!
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level 36
Oct 12, 2016
I'm European and I was able to name all the basketball teams of the NBA, with 1 minute left. Don't really follow the NBA, but I just love sports, haha!
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level 11
Jul 10, 2017
No one gives 2 shits
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level 4
Oct 17, 2016
More than 40
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level 4
Oct 17, 2016
25 and I am from Italy and barely watch basketball
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level 20
Oct 24, 2016
30/30 - EZ
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level 20
Nov 24, 2016
I alreday forget the Pistons an d the city of Detroit in any quizz...
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level 10
Nov 26, 2016
nets and king I forgot man so close
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level 13
Dec 15, 2016
100% in 1 minute
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level 26
Oct 18, 2017
100% in 53 seconds, 3:07 left
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level 4
Dec 18, 2016
got all in 1:07
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level 14
Dec 23, 2016
I somehow missed the Nuggets and Hornets, and I am a UCONN fan which means I should remember what team Kemba is on.
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level 14
Dec 23, 2016
Somehow did it this time but almost forgot the Jazz
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level 8
Dec 26, 2016
forgot the suns
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level 27
Dec 28, 2016
This quiz was too easy! 0:01 left!
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level 37
Nov 29, 2017
lol not that east if you finished with 1 second left
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level 14
Jan 5, 2017
Dang it I forgot the Pistons :(
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level 10
Jan 11, 2017
saved! 30/30 with 0:03 remaining
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level 17
Jan 19, 2017
took 52 seconds
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level 20
Jan 26, 2017
My best is 30/30 with 3:33 remaining
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level 20
Jan 29, 2017
3:33 remaining
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level 19
Jan 29, 2017
I FORGOT THE BUCKS NOOOOOOO
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level 52
Feb 15, 2017
I got 0
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level 15
Feb 16, 2017
30/30 with 4:00 remaining
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level 26
Mar 8, 2017
Bulls 4 the win
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level 14
Mar 8, 2017
30/30 with 2:53 left.
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level 47
Mar 10, 2017
Twolves should be accepted for Timberwolves.
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level 49
Apr 18, 2017
No, no nicknames or abbreviations.
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level 47
Apr 25, 2017
That's stupid. I pretty sure more people call them Twolves than Timberwolves. So, you're saying Blazers shouldn't be accepted for Trail Blazers?
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level 51
Sep 11, 2017
"Sixers" is accepted for 76ers. "Knicks" is accepted for Knickerbockers. "Blazers" is accepted for Trailblazers. "Mavs" is accepted for Mavericks. "Cavs" is accepted for Cavaliers. and finally, "Wolves" is accepted for Timberwolves. so, HectorVortac, several nicknames are in fact accepted for several entries on this quiz. "TWolves" should probably also be accepted.
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level 49
Jan 25, 2018
And trotters are accepted for globetrotters
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level 21
Mar 16, 2017
I finished easily. I'm pretty good at team names
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level 16
Mar 21, 2017
Finished with 210 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah yes
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level 8
Mar 27, 2017
Yay!! Finished with 3:20 left. :)
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level 4
Mar 30, 2017
finished in 4 minutes
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level 3
Apr 13, 2017
bruhh i got it with 3:03 remaining lets go
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level 14
Apr 25, 2017
30/30 3;00 left
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level 17
Apr 26, 2017
raptors every trip
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level 4
May 14, 2017
After 50 tries i finally finished it and i got done with 3:16 left LETS GOO!
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level 14
May 16, 2017
if you like this quiz check out mine, nba eastern conference playoff standings since 2010
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level 59
May 17, 2017
The most avid NBA fans among you should take my NBA Stats Leaders by Year quiz.
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level 36
May 21, 2017
2 out of 30. I fail.
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level 14
May 22, 2017
From Norway and got 30/30 with 2.58 to spare
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level 9
May 24, 2017
TO EASY MY DUDE
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level 40
May 27, 2017
I always forget the warriors ( I got them last with a minute left) I go geographically and Golden State is neither a city nor a state. Discuss.
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level 16
May 31, 2017
finally got them all
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level 15
Jun 5, 2017
3:36 REMAINING!
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level 46
Jun 10, 2017
Was able to do 25...thanks to NBA live mobile!!!
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level 2
Jun 10, 2017
i forget the pistons and pacers interesting history:)\
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level 14
Jun 19, 2017
100% with 3:17 left. FLEX ON EM.
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level 15
Jun 20, 2017
Got All right
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level 51
Jun 28, 2017
7/30 - Yes, I'm an American. Would you believe some of us just don't like the NBA? ;) Living in NE Ohio, of course I got Cleveland and King James - they'd probably throw me out if I didn't. LOL
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level 1
Aug 12, 2017
20/30 for me
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level 25
Aug 14, 2017
much harder doing it by conference than by alphabetical order
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level 28
Aug 17, 2017
Damn...forgot the Trail Blazers
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level 22
Aug 18, 2017
30/30 with 2:53 to spare.
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level 45
Aug 29, 2017
I miss the Chicago Zephyrs, Cincinnati Royals, Syracuse Nationals, Fort Wayne Pistons, et al. The way NBA teams move and change names (bring back the Bullets), it's hard not to get a name stuck in your head (Buffalo Braves).
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level 47
Sep 1, 2017
How old are you?
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level 40
Sep 9, 2017
if you do the quiz by remembering which teams are in which division, you won't forget any teams!
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level 25
Oct 29, 2017
Finished 2:45 too spare
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level 8
Oct 31, 2017
100% 1:07 left im football not nba
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level 15
Nov 3, 2017
got 28 of 30 on first try so beat that!
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level 6
Nov 7, 2017
I got 27 on first try and I missed the nuggets, Bulls, and Grizzlies
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level 23
Nov 8, 2017
I know absolutely nothing about football
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level 10
Nov 19, 2017
2:15 left 100%
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level 14
Nov 25, 2017
I got all of them
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level 20
Dec 10, 2017
1.06 left
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level 34
Dec 13, 2017
Dang it, needed 5 more
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level 17
Dec 18, 2017
I finished with 2:08 seconds left. Iā€™m was very surprised.
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level 10
Dec 19, 2017
really fun I have these memorized so i finished with3 min 40 sec left
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level 11
Dec 22, 2017
I could have did it but I missed the thunder whyyyyyyyyy
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level 1
Feb 7, 2018
The warriors are sadly going to destroy us.
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level 2
Feb 9, 2018
they honestly need to make this harder, well i am the biggest nba fan ever but i got it in 47 seconds so it wasnt even fun
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level 15
Feb 17, 2018
30/30 2:09 to go
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level 21
Feb 23, 2018
I'm 2 and a 3/4 years old and did it in 20 seconds
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level 5
Feb 23, 2018
30/30 7 seconds left
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level 1
Mar 1, 2018
it was hard 3 secs to go done
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level 1
May 12, 2018
nba draft picks 1-60.
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level 1
May 12, 2018
Our country is Philippines.
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level 1
May 12, 2018
dinosaruman124 has 1 mistake.I am 8 years old
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level 59
Jun 16, 2018
If you really want to test your knowledge, you should take my NBA Conference Finals By Year quiz.
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level 1
Jun 28, 2018
Got it With 3:59
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level 29
Jul 1, 2018
Where are the Seattle Sonics?
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level 78
Aug 2, 2018
Became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008.
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level 59
Sep 23, 2018
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