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The Country Of Basketball

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New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association.
There star players are Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis
Houston Rockets
Their star players are Jeremy Lin and James Harden
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. They are part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association.
There star players are Ginobli, Parker and Duncan
Phoenix
Suns
The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association
Their star player is Goran Dragic
Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks are a professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is Dirk Nowitzki
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are an American professional basketball franchise based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association
Their star players are Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado that plays in the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is Kenneth Faried and Andre Iguodala
Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are a part of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star players are Mo Williams and Paul Millsap
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association.
They have 4 star players at the moment Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.
Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
There star player is Derrick Rose
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association, located in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. They play in the Pacific Division of the NBA.
Their star players are Chris Paul and Blake Grifffin
Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California, United States. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is DeMarcus Cousins
Single game records

Points: 52, by Kevin Durant
Rebounds: 20, Serge Ibaka
Assists: 16, by Russell Westbrook
Steals: 7, by Russell Westbrook
Blocks: 11, by Serge Ibaka
Points in a playoff game: 43, by Russell Westbrook

They have made the playoffs 4 times and came runner up last year.
Single Game Records
The New Orleans Pelicans are a new team so they cannot put forward any records
The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The team plays in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association
Single Game Records
Points: Calvin Murphy 57
Assists: Art Williams 22
Rebounds: Moses Malone 37
Steals: Clyde Drexler 10
Blocks: Elvin Hayes 13
Playoff Appearances: 26
NBA Championships: 2 (1994-95)

Playoff Journey
In their 37 NBA seasons since 1976–1977, the Spurs have captured 19 division titles. They have made the playoffs in 23 of the last 24 seasons (since 1989–1990), and have not missed the playoffs in the 16 seasons since Tim Duncan was drafted by the Spurs in 1997.
Since their inaugural 1980–81 season, the Mavericks have won three division titles (1987, 2007, 2010), two conference championships (2006, 2011), and one NBA Championship (2011).
History Of The Mavs
The franchise owns the NBA's fourth-best all-time winning percentage, winning 55 percent of its games, as of the end of the 2012–2013 season. They have made the playoffs 29 times, posted nineteen seasons of 50 or more wins, made nine trips to the Western Conference Finals, and advanced to the NBA Finals in 1976 and 1993
Win-Loss Percentage
The team joined the NBA in 1976 and has had some periods of success, making the playoffs for nine consecutive seasons in the 1980s and doing the same for the previous nine seasons. However, it has not made an appearance in a championship round since its last year in the ABA.
NBA Success
The Jazz were one of the most successful teams in the league in their early years. Although they took 10 years before they made a playoff appearance (in 1984), they would not miss the playoffs again until 2004. They have been in 2 NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998, where they lost both times to the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan.
Successful Seasons
Star Retiree
Magic Johnson was arguably the best point guard ever in NBA history. Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, at 11.2.
Founded in 1947, the Lakers are one of the NBA's most famous and successful franchises. As of summer 2012, the Lakers hold the all-time records for wins (3,125), winning percentage (.620), and NBA Finals appearances (31). They are second in NBA championships only to the Boston Celtics, winning 16 championships to the Celtics 17 NBA titles.
Win After Win
The Deepest Team
The Clippers' fortunes turned in the early 2010s with the acquisition of core players Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, and in 2013 the franchise won its first division championship, as the team made the playoffs for the ninth time in franchise history and the third time in the past eight seasons. Former head coach Vinny Del Negro would frequently go deep into the team's bench, leading many to believe the Clippers were the NBA's deepest team.
Rebounds :9.9
Assists:2.7
Steals:1.4
Blocks: .7
Points: 17.1
DeMarcus Cousins Stats 2012-13 season
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. They are part of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association
Their star player is Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry
In the 2012–13 season, Curry set the NBA record for three-pointers made in a regular season (272). Stephen Curry lead the NBA in free-throw percentage for 2011,


Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazersare an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star players are LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard.
The team has advanced to the NBA Finals three times, winning the NBA Championship once, in 1977. The team has qualified for the playoffs in 29 seasons of their 42-season existence, including a streak of 21 straight appearances from 1983 through 2003, the second longest streak in NBA history.
Playoff History
Lamarcus Aldridge
Damian Lillard
Eric Gordon
Goran
Dragic
Andre Iguodala
James Harden
Jeremy Lin
Tony Parker
Manu Ginobili
Tim Duncan
Dirk
Nowitzki
Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is Kevin Love
Kevin Love
The team made the playoffs eight consecutive times from 1997 to 2004. Despite losing in the first round in their first seven attempts, the Timberwolves won their first division title in 2004 and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.
Playoff Trumph
Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They are part of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star players are Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings
Brandon Jennings
Monta Ellis
The Bucks have won one league title (1971), two conference titles (1971, 1974), and thirteen division titles (1971–74, 1976, 1980–86, 2001).
League and Conference Titles
Detroit Pistons


The Detroit Pistons are a franchise of the National Basketball Association (NBA) based in Auburn Hills, Michigan in Metro Detroit. They are in the Eastern Conference, within that they are in the Central Division.




Their star player is Brandon Knight
Brandon Knight

They have won the NBA playoffs 3 times in 1989, 1990 and 2004.

They have won the Conference titles 7 times in 1955, 1956, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2004 and 2005

They have won their Division 9 times 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and in 2008.

Success!
Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. They are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star players are Rudy Gay and DeMar Derozan
DeMar Derozan
Rudy Gay
Like most rebuilding teams, the Raptors struggled in their early years, but after the acquisition of Vince Carter through a draft day trade in 1998, the team set league attendance records and made the NBA Playoffs in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Carter was instrumental in leading the team to a franchise high 47 wins and their first playoff series win in 2001, where they advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. During the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons,
Raptors' Rebuilding Process
Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
Their star player is Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics have won the Playoffs a total of 17 times they have one it in 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986 and again in 2008

They have won their conference 21 times, they won it in 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2008and again in 2010

They have finally won their division 21 times, they have one in 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and again in 2012

Huge Success
Rajon Rondo
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks, are a professional basketball team based in New York City, New York. They are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star players are Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
Carmelo Anthony
Amar'e Stoudemire
The Knicks were successful during their early years and were constant playoff contenders. Beginning in 1950, the Knicks made three consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals, all of which were losing efforts. Subsequently, the team began to falter and it was not until the late 1960s when Red Holzman became head coach did the Knicks begin to regain their former dominance. Holzman successfully guided the Knicks to two championship titles in 1970 and 1973.
Playoff Contender
Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets are a professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. They are a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is Deron Williams
Deron Williams
Led by Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving, the Nets won two ABA championships in New York before becoming one of four ABA teams to be admitted into the NBA as part of the ABA–NBA merger in 1976. They had several periods of success, which culminated in two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons.
Nothing but the NET!
Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is Jrue Holiday
Jrue
Holiday
The 76ers have won three NBA championships, with their first coming in 1955. The second title came in the 1966–67 season, a team which was led by Chamberlain. The third title came in the 1982–83 season, won by a team led by Erving and Malone. They have only been back to the Finals once since then, during the 2001 campaign, led by Allen Iverson, only to lose to the Los Angeles Lakers, 4–1.
Rich History
Washington Wizards
The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball franchise based in Washington, D.C. They are part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is John Wall
John Wall
The Wizards have won 1 championships in 1978. They have won 4 conference titles in 1971, 1975, 1978 and again in 1979.
They have also won 7 division titles in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and again in 1979
Post Season Stats
Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They began playing in the National Basketball Association in 1970
Their Star Player is Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
The team has had moderate success in its history, winning three Central Division Championships (1976, 2009, 2010), an Eastern Conference Championship in 2007, and 18 total playoff seasons.
Be Proud Cavs
Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. They are members of the Central Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association.
Their star players is Danny Granger and Paul George
Danny Granger
Paul George
2012-13 Season
The pacers came 1st in the central division. In the regular season they won 49 games and lost 32 games. They made the NBA playoffs but sadly lost 3 games to 4 in the Eastern Conference finals.
Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose
In his first year of professional basketball, Rose was voted the Rookie of the Year and was selected to the All-Rookie Team. In his second season, Rose was selected as an NBA All-Star. Since being drafted, Rose has led the Bulls to the NBA Playoffs every year. In 2011, he received the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, becoming the youngest player ever to win this award (age 22).
Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The team is part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the NBA.
Their star players are Tony Allen and Marc Gasol
Marc Gasol
Tony Allen
Rebounds per game -Pau Gasol (9.8)
Assists per game–Mike Bibby (7.83)
Steals per game–Greg Anthony (1.83)
Blocked Shots per game–Pau Gasol (2.1)
Turnovers per game–Shareef Abdur-Rahim (3.06)
Points per game–Shareef Abdur-Rahim (23.8)

Statistics per game.
Charlotte Bobcats
The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker
As of the end of the 2011–12 season, the Bobcats have compiled a record of 229–411. In their 9-year history they have qualified for the postseason just once, which was during the 2009–10 season when they achieved a franchise-best record of 44–38.

The team will be renamed the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014–15 NBA season.

Tough Times
Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is Josh Smith
Josh Smith
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These are all of the Atlanta Hawks players and coaches that are in the Hall Of Fame. Walt Bellamy
Richie Guerin
Cliff Hagan
Connie Hawkins
Bob Houbregs
Moses Malone
Pete Maravich
Ed Macauley
Bob Pettit
Lenny Wilkens
Dominique Wilkins
Hall of Famers
Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. They are part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
Their star player is Arron Afflalo
Arron Afflalo
These are all of the Orlando Magic players and coaches that are in the Hall Of Fame.

Chuck Daly
Dominique Wilkins
Patrick Ewing

Hall of Famers
Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. The team is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association.
Their star players are Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh
LeBron James
Dwayne Wade
Chris Bosh
Formed in 1988 as one of the NBA's four expansion franchises, the Heat have won three league championships (in 2006, 2012, and 2013), plus 10 division titles and four conference titles. From February 3 to March 27, 2013, the Heat won 27 games in a row, the second-longest streak in NBA history.
Heat, the champs
Those were the top ten plays of the 2012-2013 regular season.
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