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List of NBA Teams in Alphabetical Order 2024

If you love to play basketball and want to retrieve a list of all NBA ( National Basketball Association) teams in alphabetical order, you can find them here. We have listed all NBA teams in alphabetical order. Whether you want to see every team by city, state, abbreviation, team name, or conference, you can get clear and precise information in this article. So, embark on the journey of basketball with our comprehensive and organized guide about all major NBA basketball teams.

List of the NBA Teams in Alphabetical Order with city names

There are a total of 30 NBA basketball teams which are listed below alphabetically with their city names.

Starts with A

The Atlanta Hawks is the only team whose name starts with the alphabet A.

Starts with B 

The names of teams starting with alphabet B are Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.

Starts with C 

Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers are the teams whose name starts with the alphabet C.

Starts with D

The y teams starting with the D alphabet are the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, and Detroit Pistons.

Starts with G

Golden State Warriors is the only team that starts with the k letter G.

Starts with H

The only team whose name starts with the alphabet H is the Houston Rockets.

Starts with I

The first letter of Indiana Pacers is I.

Starts with L

Two teams are starting with the L alphabet named Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.

Starts with M 

Teams of the NBA starting with the letter M are the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Starts with N 

New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks  Are two teams whose name starts with the alphabet N.

Starts with O 

Two teams are named with the letter O which are Oklahoma City Thunder and Orlando Magic.

Starts with P

There are 3 teams whose names have alphabet P in starting i.e. Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Portland Trail Blazers.

Starts with S

Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs are two teams that have the letter S as the initial alphabet of their names.

Starts with T 

Toronto Raptors is the only team starting with the alphabet T.

Starts with U

Utah Jazz is the only team having U as its first alphabet of names.

Starts with W

Washington Wizards’ name starts with the letter w.

nba teams in alphabetical order


Alphabetical List of NBA Teams by Team Name 

You can see the list below in which we have mentioned the NBA teams by team names.

  • 76ers
  • Bucks
  • Bulls
  • Cavaliers
  • Celtics
  • Clippers
  • Grizzlies
  • Hawks
  • Heat
  • Hornets
  • Jazz
  • Kings
  • Knicks
  • Lakers
  • Magic
  • Mavericks
  • Nets
  • Nuggets
  • Pacers
  • Pelicans
  • Pistons
  • Raptors
  • Rockets
  • Spurs
  • Suns
  • Thunder
  • Timberwolves
  • Trail Blazers
  • Warriors
  • Wizards


List of NBA Teams by Division

All the 30 NBA teams are organized into 6 divisions.


  • Boston Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • New York Knicks
  • Philadelphia 76rs
  • Toronto Raptors


  • Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Detriot Pistons
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Indiana Pacers


  • Denver Nuggets
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Utah Jazz


  • Golden State Warriors
  • LA Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Sacramento Kings


  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Miami Heat
  • Orlando Magic
  • Washington Wizards


  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Houston Rockets
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • San Antonio Spurs


List of  NBA Teams by the Abbreviation

The list of NBA teams with their abbreviations is given below.

ATL: Atlanta Hawks

BKN: Brooklyn Nets

BOS: Boston Celtics

CHA: Charlotte Hornets

CHI: Chicago Bulls

CLE: Cleveland Cavaliers

DAL: Dallas Mavericks

DEN: Denver Nuggets

DET: Detroit Pistons

GSW: Golden State Warriors

HOU: Houston Rockets

IND: Indiana Pacers

LAC: Los Angeles Clippers

LAL: Los Angeles Lakers

MEM: Memphis Grizzlies

MIA: Miami Heat

MIL: Milwaukee Bucks

MIN: Minnesota Timberwolves

NOP: New Orleans Pelicans

NYK: New York Knicks

OKC: Oklahoma City Thunder

ORL: Orlando Magic

PHI: Philadelphia 76ers

PHX: Phoenix Suns

POR: Portland Trail Blazers

SAC: Sacramento Kings

SAS: San Antonio Spurs

TOR: Toronto Raptors

UTA: Utah Jazz

WAS: Washington Wizards


List of  NBA Teams by State

We have listed all teams with their state’s names.

Arizona: Phoenix Suns

California: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings

Colorado: Denver Nuggets

Florida: Miami Heat, Orlando Magic

Georgia: Atlanta Hawks

Illinois: Chicago Bulls

Indiana: Indiana Pacers

Louisiana: New Orleans Pelicans

Massachusetts: Boston Celtics

Michigan: Detroit Pistons

Minnesota: Minnesota Timberwolves

New York: Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks

North Carolina: Charlotte Hornets

Ohio: Cleveland Cavaliers

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Thunder

Oregon: Portland Trail Blazers

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 76ers

Tennessee: Memphis Grizzlies

Texas: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs

Utah: Utah Jazz

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Bucks

Washington DC: Washington Wizards


NBA Team Mascots in Alphabetical Order

Read the below list of NBA team Mascots organized alphabetically.

Bango the Buck: Milwaukee Bucks

Benny the Bull: Chicago Bulls

Blaze the Trail Catt: Portland Trail Blazers

Boomer: Indiana Pacers

Burnie: Miami Heat

Champ, Mavs Man: Dallas Mavericks

Chuck the Condor: Los Angeles Clippers

Clutch the Bear: Houston Rockets

Crunch the Wolf: Minnesota Timberwolves

Franklin the Dog: Philadelphia 76ers

Go the Grollia: Phoenix Suns

Grizz: Memphis Grizzlies

G-Wizz: Washington Wizards

Harry the Hawk: Atlanta Hawks

Hooper: Detriot Pistons

Hugo the Hornet: Charlotte Hornets

Jazz Bear: Utah Jazz

Lucky the Leprechaun: Boston Celtics

Moon Dog, Sir CC: Cleveland Cavaliers

Pierre the Pelican: New Orleans Pelicans

Rocky the Mountain Lion: Denver Nuggets

Rumble the Bison: Oklahoma City Thunder

Samson the Lion: Sacramento Kings

Stuff the Magic Dragon: Orlando Magic

The Coyote: San Antonio Spurs

The Raptor: Toronto Raptors


List of  NBA Teams by Conference

See the list of all teams by conference categorized into two.

Eastern Conference Teams

  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Boston Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Detriot Pistons
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • New York Knicks
  • Orlando Magic
  • Philadelphia 76rs
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Washington Wizards


Western Conference Teams

  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Houston Rockets
  • LA Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Portland Trailblazers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Utah Jazz



Where can I find the List of NBA Teams in Alphabetical Order? 

All the NBA teams are listed in the article above.

Which states have the most number of NBA teams?

California has the most NBA teams.

Which states have more than one NBA team?

States having more than one team are California, Florida, New York, and Texas.

Can I get the NBA team’s names in conference order? 

Yes NBA teams are presented in the above article in conference order.


In a nutshell, this detailed guide provides a detailed overview of the list of NBA teams in alphabetical order. The basketball enthusiasts get to know about their favourite teams from Atlanta Hawks to the Washington Wizards. We have provided all the essential knowledge about major NBA  teams in order by team name. So you can access it easily.

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