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NBA Team Names by Clue

All the answers are NBA team names. Based on the selected clue, guess the team name.
Each team is used once
Answers must correspond to yellow box
Last updated: May 22, 2014
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Clue
Team Name
Irishmen
Celtics
Basketball equipment
Nets
Olé
Bulls
Engine components
Pistons
Hedge trimmers
Clippers
Brown bears
Grizzlies
Declaration of Independence
76ers
Dove opposites
Hawks
Palin and McCain
Mavericks
Wasps
Hornets
Constant velocity cars
Pacers
Chunks of gold
Nuggets
Soldiers
Warriors
Missiles
Rockets
Minnesota 10,000
Lakers
Clue
Team Name
Warm temperature
Heat
Dollars
Bucks
Forest dogs
Timberwolves
Male equivalents of witches
Wizards
Fish-eating birds
Pelicans
Rabbits from hats
Magic
Knee pants
Knicks
Chivalrous knights
Cavaliers
Thor
Thunder
Helios
Suns
Lewis and Clark
Trail Blazers
Male monarchs
Kings
Horse pokers
Spurs
Jurassic Park
Raptors
Louis Armstrong
Jazz
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level 68
Dec 14, 2013
Took me a bit to get Bucks. Bills was stuck in my head.
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level 33
Dec 14, 2013
Quiz Idea: zeldanerd1703
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level 30
Jun 4, 2014
u mad bro?
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level 33
Jun 5, 2014
Nope, just want credit since I gave him the idea with the NHL version
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level 52
Dec 14, 2013
Palin and McCain are Mavericks??? I kept thinking of stupid idiot team name, not Dallas! wild horses, maybe, but politicians?
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level 73
Dec 14, 2013
The Jersey City Losers lost their franchise in '83.
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level 71
Jun 4, 2014
Ha! I tried 'Losers' before giving up. I would never have guessed 'Mavericks'.
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level 45
Jun 6, 2014
I had the same thought!
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level 73
Oct 28, 2016
Yeah, that's a useless clue. I knew there weren't any teams called "old people" or "losers". Maybe one of the Florida teams should rename itself the Geriatrics?
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level 69
Oct 28, 2016
That was the moniker they used during their White House run.
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level 39
Dec 1, 2017
They were part of a band called the Mavericks
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level 70
Aug 14, 2018
They actually did call themselves Mavericks in the 2008 campaign. It's still a pretty obscure clue, though.
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level 74
Dec 14, 2013
I thought warlocks were the male equivalents of witches....at least they were on Bewitched!
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level 73
Dec 14, 2013
They were until Harry Potter came along and decided to call the female students witches instead of sorceresses or something else.
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level 62
Dec 15, 2013
Well the founders of Hogwartz were all here before bewitched and they were witches and wizards so your argument is invalid.
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level 74
Oct 28, 2016
In the Potterverse, all magical males are wizards but only those with exceptional skills or who look really fierce are called warlocks. It can also be an official title. Dumbledore was a Warlock of the Wizengamot.
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level 73
Oct 29, 2016
Soccer you are confusing fiction with reality.
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level 63
Jun 4, 2014
Yeah, I tried warlocks and even druids before I gave up. Wizards never occurred to me.
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level 52
Dec 15, 2013
Shouldn't knickerbockers work?
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level 64
Dec 16, 2013
Yes, yes it should. That is still the official team name. Knicks is just a knick name. Ha, get it? Knick name...
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level 48
Dec 16, 2013
The Pacers clue was a little weak. Why not "Garth Algar's car"
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level 67
Oct 28, 2016
How about "harness racers"?
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level 17
Mar 18, 2014
I twas a fan of ye olde quiz
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level 53
Jun 4, 2014
neat quiz
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level 55
Jun 5, 2014
Can someone please tell what's with Lakers and Minnesota 10.000?
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level 49
Jun 5, 2014
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes. Which makes sense as they were originally the minneapolis lakers before they were moved to LA.
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level 18
Feb 19, 2015
Finished with 2:59 left
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level 9
Mar 21, 2017
Lakers got me i finished with 16 seconds left
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level 82
Jun 3, 2015
I liked this quiz. "Horse pokers" had me stumped. :)
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level 19
Aug 13, 2016
I got them all with 58 seconds left to easy
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level 14
Aug 15, 2016
100% with 0:44 left!!
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level 14
Aug 15, 2016
.01 seconds left
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level 2
Oct 17, 2016
did it with 55 seconds left and i love my girfriend josipine
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level 25
Oct 28, 2016
Why is the hawk the opposite of a dove. Wouldn't a better clue be "bird of prey"?
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level 71
Oct 28, 2016
They are terms used in politics, game theory, etc
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level 74
Oct 28, 2016
Yes. Politically, hawks are willing to wage war, doves strive for peace.
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level 57
Oct 28, 2016
McCain and Palin made me chuckle, nice quiz
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level 49
Oct 28, 2016
As a Brit I only knew some of these, so there was a fair amount of guesswork and lateral thinking involved, and I didn't score amazingly, but still enjoyed it. I feel like I learnt some things - not least that Minnesota is know as 'The Land of 10,000 Lakes', which I am sure is the kind of fact that will come up in some future quizz, either on this site or somewhere else.
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level 74
Oct 28, 2016
I'm American and I missed ten. I'm not into b-ball and know only what I've learned from previous quizzes on this site. All Americans are not experts on every sport played in the US.
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level 52
Oct 30, 2016
As a Dallas fan, I am offended by your clue!!!!
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level 47
Oct 31, 2016
It allows me to enter Celtics and none of the others. Is there an issue?
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level 56
Nov 1, 2016
Mavericks cracked me up!
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level 22
Jan 14, 2017
maybe choose a clue more relatable for dove opposites --> taloned bird, and something different for bucks, maybe male deer. Other than that good quiz.
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level 50
Aug 22, 2018
it's a reference to politics. people who prefer peace are "doves." people who think we need war are "hawks." it's really, really old terminology. pretty ubiquitous, if you follow politics at all.
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level 2
Jan 27, 2017
not that bad
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level 37
Mar 29, 2017
very good quiz!
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level 34
Oct 18, 2017
Please accept wolves for timberwolves
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level 66
Nov 20, 2017
For a lot of these I thought of a team name and then went looking for a clue that might match it. Took me forever to come up with Cavaliers because I'm so used to abbreviating them as Cavs that I momentarily forgot what it actually stood for.
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level 2
Apr 6, 2018
that was so easy i did it in 1 minute and 48 seconds lol beat that
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level 52
Aug 14, 2018
Dove opposites??? Fun quiz otherwise.
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level 50
Aug 22, 2018
it's a political reference. "doves" want peace. "hawks" want war. it's been around for a long time.
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