The Basketball Trivia Challenge Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How did the Boston Celtics end up in the 2010-11 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • B.

      Won NBA Finals

    • C.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    A. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The Boston Celtics ended up in the 2010-11 Playoffs by reaching the Conference Semifinals but ultimately losing in that round.

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  • 2. 

    How did Atlantic Division champions the New York Knicks end up in the 2012-13 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • B.

      Lost First Round

    • C.

      Lost in the Second Round

    • D.

      Lost Conference Finals

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost in the Second Round
    Explanation
    The New York Knicks ended up in the 2012-13 Playoffs by losing in the second round. This means that they were able to advance past the first round but were eventually eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.

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  • 3. 

    How did the 1999-00 Central Division champions end up in the Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • B.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • C.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    A. Lost NBA Finals
    Explanation
    The 1999-00 Central Division champions ended up in the Playoffs because they made it to the NBA Finals but unfortunately lost. Despite their loss in the finals, their performance throughout the season allowed them to secure a spot in the Playoffs.

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  • 4. 

    What was the result of the 2001-02 Playoffs for Central Division champions the Detroit Pistons?

    • A.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • B.

      Lost First Round

    • C.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • D.

      Lost NBA Finals

    Correct Answer
    A. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The Detroit Pistons, as the Central Division champions in the 2001-02 Playoffs, lost in the Conference Semifinals.

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  • 5. 

    What was the result of the 2009-10 Playoffs for Central Division champions the Cleveland Cavaliers?

    • A.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • B.

      Lost First Round

    • C.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • D.

      Lost NBA Finals

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lost Conference Semifinals." This means that the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were the Central Division champions in the 2009-10 season, were eliminated in the Conference Semifinals of the playoffs. They did not advance to the Conference Finals or any further in the playoffs.

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  • 6. 

    What was the result of the 2004-05 Playoffs for Northwest Division champions the Seattle SuperSonics?

    • A.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • B.

      Lost First Round

    • C.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • D.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    Correct Answer
    D. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The Seattle SuperSonics, as the Northwest Division champions in the 2004-05 Playoffs, lost in the Conference Semifinals.

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  • 7. 

    How did the Utah Jazz end up in the 2007-08 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • B.

      Won NBA Finals

    • C.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    A. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The Utah Jazz ended up in the 2007-08 Playoffs by reaching the Conference Semifinals but eventually losing in that round.

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  • 8. 

    What was the result of the 2012-13 Playoffs for Northwest Division champions the Oklahoma City Thunder?

    • A.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • B.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • C.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lost Conference Semifinals". This means that the Oklahoma City Thunder, as the Northwest Division champions, were eliminated in the Conference Semifinals of the 2012-13 Playoffs. They did not advance to the Conference Finals or the NBA Finals.

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  • 9. 

    How did the Sacramento Kings end up in the 2002-03 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • B.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • C.

      Lost in the First Round

    • D.

      Lost Conference Finals

    Correct Answer
    B. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The Sacramento Kings ended up in the 2002-03 Playoffs by losing in the Conference Semifinals. This means that they were successful in the First Round of the playoffs but were eventually eliminated in the second round by another team.

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  • 10. 

    How did Pacific Division champions the Phoenix Suns end up in the 2004-05 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost First Round

    • B.

      Lost in the Second Round

    • C.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • D.

      Won NBA Finals

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost Conference Finals
    Explanation
    The Phoenix Suns, as the Pacific Division champions, made it to the 2004-05 Playoffs and advanced to the Conference Finals. However, they were unable to secure a spot in the NBA Finals as they lost in the Conference Finals.

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  • 11. 

    How did the Phoenix Suns end up in the 2006-07 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • B.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • C.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    A. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The Phoenix Suns ended up in the 2006-07 Playoffs by losing in the Conference Semifinals. This means that they were able to advance past the First Round but were ultimately eliminated before reaching the Conference Finals or NBA Finals.

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  • 12. 

    How did the Los Angeles Lakers end up in the 2010-11 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • B.

      Won NBA Finals

    • C.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The Los Angeles Lakers ended up in the 2010-11 Playoffs by reaching the Conference Semifinals but ultimately losing in that round.

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  • 13. 

    What was the result of the 2011-12 Playoffs for Pacific Division champions the Los Angeles Lakers?

    • A.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • B.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • C.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    B. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The Los Angeles Lakers, as the Pacific Division champions in the 2011-12 Playoffs, lost in the Conference Semifinals.

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  • 14. 

    How did the San Antonio Spurs end up in the 2005-06 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost First Round

    • B.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • C.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • D.

      Lost NBA Finals

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The San Antonio Spurs ended up in the 2005-06 Playoffs by losing in the Conference Semifinals. This means that they were able to advance past the First Round but were eliminated before reaching the Conference Finals. They did not make it to the NBA Finals, indicating that their playoff journey ended at the Conference Semifinals stage.

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  • 15. 

    How did Southwest Division champions the New Orleans Hornets end up in the 2007-08 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Won NBA Finals

    • B.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • C.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost Conference Semifinals
    Explanation
    The New Orleans Hornets ended up in the 2007-08 playoffs by losing in the Conference Semifinals. This means that they were able to advance past the First Round but were eliminated before reaching the Conference Finals.

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  • 16. 

    How did the Dallas Mavericks end up in the 2009-10 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • B.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • C.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    D. Lost First Round
    Explanation
    The Dallas Mavericks ended up in the 2009-10 Playoffs by losing in the first round.

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  • 17. 

    What was the result of the 2010-11 Playoffs for Southwest Division champions the San Antonio Spurs?

    • A.

      Lost Conference Semifinals

    • B.

      Lost NBA Finals

    • C.

      Lost Conference Finals

    • D.

      Lost First Round

    Correct Answer
    D. Lost First Round
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lost First Round." This means that the San Antonio Spurs, as the Southwest Division champions, were eliminated in the first round of the 2010-11 Playoffs. They did not advance to the Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, or NBA Finals.

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  • 18. 

    Who won the Atlantic Division in 2001-02 with a win-loss record of 52-30 (.634)?

    • A.

      Portland Trailblazers

    • B.

      New Jersey Nets

    • C.

      LA Clippers

    • D.

      Indiana Pacers

    Correct Answer
    B. New Jersey Nets
    Explanation
    The New Jersey Nets won the Atlantic Division in 2001-02 with a win-loss record of 52-30 (.634). This means that they won 52 games out of the 82-game regular season, giving them a winning percentage of .634.

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  • 19. 

    What team came in first place in the Atlantic Division for the 2002-03 season?

    • A.

      San Antonio Spurs

    • B.

      Portland Trailblazers

    • C.

      New Jersey Nets

    • D.

      Boston Celtics

    Correct Answer
    C. New Jersey Nets
    Explanation
    The New Jersey Nets came in first place in the Atlantic Division for the 2002-03 season.

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  • 20. 

    Who finished 47-35 (.573) and won the NBA's Atlantic Division for the 2003-04 season?

    • A.

      Milwaukee Bucks

    • B.

      LA Clippers

    • C.

      Phoenix Suns

    • D.

      New Jersey Nets

    Correct Answer
    D. New Jersey Nets
    Explanation
    The New Jersey Nets finished the 2003-04 season with a record of 47-35 and won the NBA's Atlantic Division. This indicates that they had a winning percentage of .573, which was the highest among the given options. The other teams mentioned, the Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers, and Phoenix Suns, did not have a better record or divisional success during that season. Therefore, the New Jersey Nets are the correct answer.

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  • 21. 

    Who won the Atlantic Division in 2004-05?

    • A.

      Detroit Pistons

    • B.

      Milwaukee Bucks

    • C.

      Boston Celtics

    • D.

      Portland Trailblazers

    Correct Answer
    C. Boston Celtics
    Explanation
    The Boston Celtics won the Atlantic Division in 2004-05.

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  • 22. 

    Who won the Atlantic Division in 2005-06 with a win-loss record of 49-33 (.598)?

    • A.

      Milwaukee Bucks

    • B.

      Portland Trailblazers

    • C.

      New Jersey Nets

    • D.

      Cleveland Cavaliers

    Correct Answer
    C. New Jersey Nets
    Explanation
    The New Jersey Nets won the Atlantic Division in 2005-06 with a win-loss record of 49-33 (.598).

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  • 23. 

    What team came in first place in the Atlantic Division for the 2006-07 season?

    • A.

      Toronto Raptors

    • B.

      Portland Trailblazers

    • C.

      LA Clippers

    • D.

      Milwaukee Bucks

    Correct Answer
    A. Toronto Raptors
    Explanation
    The Toronto Raptors came in first place in the Atlantic Division for the 2006-07 season.

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  • 24. 

    Who finished 66-16 (.805) and won the NBA's Atlantic Division for the 2007-08 season?

    • A.

      Boston Celtics

    • B.

      Boston Celtics

    • C.

      Phoenix Suns

    • D.

      Los Angeles Lakers

    Correct Answer
    B. Boston Celtics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boston Celtics. The team finished the 2007-08 season with a record of 66-16, which translates to a winning percentage of .805. Additionally, they won the NBA's Atlantic Division that season.

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  • 25. 

    Who won the Atlantic Division in 2008-09?

    • A.

      LA Clippers

    • B.

      Boston Celtics

    • C.

      San Antonio Spurs

    • D.

      Milwaukee Bucks

    Correct Answer
    B. Boston Celtics
    Explanation
    The Boston Celtics won the Atlantic Division in the 2008-09 season. This is evident from the given options where all other teams mentioned (LA Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, and Milwaukee Bucks) are not part of the Atlantic Division. Therefore, the only logical conclusion is that the Boston Celtics were the winners.

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  • 26. 

    Who won the Central Division in 1999-00 with a win-loss record of 56-26 (.683)?

    • A.

      Phoenix Suns

    • B.

      Denver Nuggets

    • C.

      Indiana Pacers

    • D.

      Cleveland Cavaliers

    Correct Answer
    C. Indiana Pacers
    Explanation
    The Indiana Pacers won the Central Division in 1999-00 with a win-loss record of 56-26 (.683).

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  • 27. 

    Who finished 50-32 (.610) and won the NBA's Central Division for the 2001-02 season?

    • A.

      LA Clippers

    • B.

      Chicago Bulls

    • C.

      Detroit Pistons

    • D.

      Oklahoma City Thunder

    Correct Answer
    C. Detroit Pistons
    Explanation
    The Detroit Pistons finished the 2001-02 NBA season with a record of 50-32 and won the Central Division. This indicates that they had a winning percentage of .610, which is higher than the other teams listed. Therefore, the Detroit Pistons are the correct answer to the question.

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  • 28. 

    Who won the Central Division in 2002-03?

    • A.

      Portland Trailblazers

    • B.

      Milwaukee Bucks

    • C.

      LA Clippers

    • D.

      Detroit Pistons

    Correct Answer
    D. Detroit Pistons
    Explanation
    In the 2002-03 season, the Detroit Pistons won the Central Division. This means that they had the best record among all the teams in the Central Division during that season.

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  • 29. 

    Who won the Central Division in 2003-04 with a win-loss record of 61-21 (.744)?

    • A.

      LA Clippers

    • B.

      Detroit Pistons

    • C.

      Indiana Pacers

    • D.

      Portland Trailblazers

    Correct Answer
    C. Indiana Pacers
    Explanation
    The Indiana Pacers won the Central Division in 2003-04 with a win-loss record of 61-21 (.744). This means that they won 61 games and lost 21 games, giving them a winning percentage of .744.

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  • 30. 

    Who won the Pacific Division in 2000-01?

    • A.

      LA Clippers

    • B.

      Oklahoma City Thunder

    • C.

      Los Angeles Lakers

    • D.

      Indiana Pacers

    Correct Answer
    C. Los Angeles Lakers
    Explanation
    The Los Angeles Lakers won the Pacific Division in the 2000-01 season.

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