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Atlanta
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Hawks
The Hawks actually began in 1946 ... landing finally in Atlanta
Boston
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Celtics
One of the few original teams from 1946
Charlotte
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Bobcats
A 2004 expansion team ... formed after their original team the Hornets moved away to New Orleans in 2002
Chicago
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Bulls
A 1966 expansion team
Cleveland
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Cavaliers
A 1970 expansion team
Dallas
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Mavericks
A 1980 expansion team
Denver
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Nuggets
Started in 1967 and became one of 4 teams to merge with the NBA from the ABA in 1976
Detroit
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Pistons
Started in 1941, the Fort Wayne Pistons moved to Detroit in 1957
Golden State(San Fransisco)
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Warriors
Team started in 1946 in Philadelphia... and moved to San Francisco in 1962
Houston
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Rockets
The Rockets began in 1967 in San Diego and moved to Houston in 1971
Indiana
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Pacers
Started in 1967
Los Angeles
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Clippers
Team began in 1970 in San Diego, and moved to L.A. in 1984
Los Angeles
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Lakers
Team began in 1946 in Detroit as the Gems, became the Minneapolis Lakers in 1947 and moved to Los Angeles in 1960
Memphis
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Grizzlies
Started in 1995 in Vancouver .... moved to Memphis in 2001
Miami
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Heat
A 1988 expansion team
Milwaukee
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Bucks
A 1968 expansion team
Minnesota
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Timberwolves
A 1989 expansion team
New Jersey
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Nets
Started in 1967... the New York Nets moved to New Jersey in 1977
New Orleans
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Hornets
The Hornets began in 1988 in Charlotte, but moved to New Orleans in 2002
New York
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Knicks
One of the few original teams from 1946
Oklahoma City
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Thunder
Previously known as the Seattle Sonics. A 1967 expansion team Now the Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Magic
A 1989 expansion team
Philadelphia
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
76er's
The team had its start in 1939, and moved to Philly in 1963
Phoenix
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Suns
A 1968 expansion team
Portland
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Trailblazers
A 1970 expansion team
Sacramento
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Kings
Team began in 1945 and moved from Kansas City to Sacramento in 1985
San Antonio
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Spurs
Started in 1967 and became one of 4 teams to merge with the NBA from the ABA in 1976
Toronto
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Raptors
The single Canadian team in the NBA... a 1995 expansion team
Utah
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Jazz
Team began in 1974 and moved to Utah from New Orleans in 1979
Washington
   has an N.B.A. team called the   
Wizards
In 1997, the Washington Bullets became the Washington Wizards - the original team started in 1961


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