2009 NBA

NBA Teams

The National Basketball Association (NBA) originated in 1946 with 11 teams, and through a sequence of team expansions, reductions, and relocations currently consists of 30 teams, 29 of which are based in the United States and 1 in Canada. The Boston Celtics are the most successful franchise with 16 NBA Finals wins. The next most successful franchise is the Los Angeles Lakers, who hold 14 championships. Following the Lakers are the Chicago Bulls with 6 championships, all of them won over an 8-year span during the 1990s. The Miami Heat, who won their first championship in 2006, are the defending champions.

The current league organization divides the teams into two conferences. Each conference has three divisions, and each division has five teams.

    Atlantic Division Boston Celtics
  • Boston Celtics
  • New Jersey Nets
  • New York Knicks
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Toronto Raptors
    Central Division Detroit Pistons
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
    Southeast Division Washington Wizards
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Miami Heat
  • Orlando Magic
  • Washington Wizards
    Southwest Division San Antonio Spurs
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Houston Rockets
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
  • San Antonio Spurs
    Northwest Division Denver Nuggets
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Seattle SuperSonics
  • Utah Jazz
    Pacific Division Los Angeles Lakers
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Phoenix Suns Phoenix
  • Sacramento Kings