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101 Basketball Trivia Questions That Will Have You Cutting The Net

Basketball has been a household conversation topic since 1891 when it was first created. Throughout this time, basketball gained popularity to where it is today with the NBA. The NBA has been showcasing and driving the basketball world since 1946. Between the NBA and the WNBA, there are many basketball fans all over the U.S.  

Fans old and new can appreciate all the NBA has to offer in the sports world. Whether you’re a die-hard Lakers fan or just a fan of watching any team play the sport, you’re bound to know at least a little about it, right?

This basketball quiz will test your basketball knowledge. From NBA teams to rules and regulations, these basketball trivia questions and answers cover it all. 

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KBEE was the official radio partner of which NBA Team in the 2012-2013 season?

Phoenix Suns

LA Clippers

Utah Jazz

Charlotte Bobcats

The Oracle Arena is home to which basketball team?

Chicago Bulls

Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors

Utah Jazz

In what year was John Wooden born?

1930

1940

1910

1920

Danny Green converted how many three-pointers through 5 games of the 2013 NBA finals?

25

20

10

15

How many points did Philadelphia 76ers score in game 1 of their 2012 first-round match?

107

117

98

91

San Antonio Spurs scored how many points in game 3 of 2013’s first round?

114

109

103

120

James Naismith invented which sport?

Rugby

Golf

Squash

Basketball

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers both play which sport?

Hockey

Football

Basketball

Soccer

How many points did LA Lakers score in the first game of their 2013 first-round match?

79

84

90

96

How many times has the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inducted a class without honoring a player?

5

7

1

3

In what month did Kobe Bryant become the fifth player in NBA History to score over 30,000 points?

January

November

December

October

Of the following players, who was chosen in the All NBA Second Team in the 2012-2013 season?

Kevin Durant

M arc Gasol

Mike Conley

Lebron James

In 2006, which city were the NBA team the ‘Trail Blazers’ based?

Los Angeles

Portland

Boston

New York

Coming last in the Eastern Conference in the 2012-2013 season. What was the PCT of Orlando Magic?

0.777

0.121

0.344

0.244

Of these, who won the NBA regular season MVP Award for 1963-64?

Jerry West

Jerry Lucas

Wilt Chamberlain

Oscar Robertson

Russell Westbrook scored how many assists for Oklahoma City Thunder in game 2 of the 2014 conference semi-final?

19

16

10

13

Lucas Nogueira played for which team during the 2012-2013 season?

Houston Rockets

Toronto Raptors

Memphis Grizzlies

Brooklyn Nets

The Boston Marathon bombings caused a game between the Celtics and which other team to be postponed in the 2012-2013 season?

Indiana Pacers

Golden State Warriors

Dallas Mavericks

Utah Jazz

How many balls are there in a basket ball match?

0

20

1

5

How many points did Indiana Pacers score in the final game of 2013’s conference final?

85

80

76

73

JR Smith scored how many points for New York Knicks in game 1 of their 2012 first-round fixture?

22

25

29

17

How many points did Los Angeles Clippers score in game of their 2012 conference semi-final?

112

99

109

103

Of these, which is the NBA team from Utah?

Folk

Rock

Jazz

Metal

Bernie Bickerstaff acted as interim coach of which team during the 2012-2013 season?

NY Knicks

LA Clippers

LA Lakers

Milwaukee Bucks

The Palace of Auburn Hills is an arena used for which sport?

Baseball

Soccer

Football

Basketball

Of the following players, who scored the most field goals in the 2012-2013 season?

Kevin Durant

Ryan Anderson

Lebron James

Carmelo Anthony

International basketball star Marko Jaric hails from what nation?

Brazil

Serbia

Argentina

France

4th in the league rankings, how many 2 pointers did Kobe Bryant net in the 2012-2013 season?

606

404

505

707

The basketball movie ‘Hoosiers’ is about a team from which state?

Kansas

New Mexico

Indiana

California

Indiana Pacers beat which team 4-2 in the 2014 play-offs conference semi-finals?

Utah Jazz

Washington Wizards

Indiana Pacers

Golden State Warriors

Of these, who won the NBA regular season MVP Award for 1969-70?

Jerry West

Willis Reed

Lew Alcindor

Billy Cunningham

Jacque Vaughn was head coach of which team in 2012-2013 season?

Charlotte Bobcats

Orlando Magic

Boston Celtics

Denver Nuggets

By what margin did the San Antonio Spurs beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to become NBA Champions in 2007?

41365

41366

41366

4-0

In 2010, Michael Jordan became a majority owner of which NBA team?

Utah Jazz

Miami Heat

Orlando Magic

Charlotte Bobcats

Terrence Jones played for which team in the 2013 play-offs?

Houston Rockets

Charlotte Hornets

Dallas Mavericks

Denver Nuggets

Klay Thompson scored how many points for Golden State Warriors in game 5 of their 2014 first-round match?

11

17

21

14

By what margin did the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks to become NBA Champions in 1999?

41367

4-0

41365

41366

How many points did Oklahoma City Thunder score in game 2 of the 2012 conference finals?

101

111

106

91

Avery Johnson was fired as coach of which team in the 2012-2013 season?

Orlando Magic

Brooklyn Nets

Phoenix Suns

Utah Jazz

Boris Diaw and Tim Duncan scored how many rebounds each in game 1 of the 2014 conference finals?

10

14

22

19

Select the player with the highest points per game average in the 2012-2013 season?

Dwight Howard

David West

Chris Paul

Ty Lawson

The Lakers and The Clippers play basketball in which city?

Memphis

LA

San Antonio

New Orleans

In 2013, who became the 39th player to score 20,000 NBA career points?

Gilbert Arenas

Earl Clark

Antawn Jamison

Caron Butler

Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics held the 2011 play-off record for most what?

Tackles

Assists

Points

Blocks

How many points did Atlanta Hawks score in game 2 of 2012’s first-round ties?

92

98

84

88

The Atlanta Hawks finished in what position in the 2012-2013 season?

4th

1st

3rd

2nd

Leading appearance maker for the Nuggets Corey Brewer played in how many matches in the 2012-2013 season?

82

72

80

77

How many points did San Antonio Spurs score in game 4 of the 2014 NBA finals?

95

107

101

112

Omri Casspi, an NBA player in the 2012-2013 season, was born in which nation?

Ukraine

Syria

Israel

Russia

Reggie Evans represented which 2012 play-off team?

Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers

Dallas Mavericks

Of these, which is an NBA Atlanta Hawks player?

Toney Douglas

Chuck Hayes

Travis Outlaw

Lucas Nogueira

In 2014, who became the first Hawks power forward to be named an All-Star since 2002?

Al Horford

Paul Millsap

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

The Golden State Warriors are a basketball team from which state?

Florida

California

Washington

Texas

TD Garden is home to which Basketball team?

Boston Celtics

Golden State Warriors

Chicago Bulls

Houston Rockets

How many points did Boston Celtics score in game 2 of the 2013 first round?

94

85

77

71

By what margin did the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Jersey Nets to become NBA Champions in 2002?

41367

4-0

41366

41365

The band Pearl Jam were originally named after which NBA star?

Alvin Robertson

Magic Johnson

Mookie Blaylock

Lenny Wilkens

In 2006, which city were the NBA team the ‘Grizzlies’ based?

Minnesota

Orlando

Vancouver

Cleveland

How many different head coaches took charge of the LA Lakers in the 2012-2013 season?

4

1

2

3

How many teams in the 2012-2013 season finished with a loosing record in the Eastern Conference?

5

8

7

6

Jim Boylan was the coach of which team in the 2012-2013 season?

Milwaukee Bucks

Dallas Mavericks

Utah Jazz

Chicago Bulls

Jrue Holiday played for which 2011 play-off team?

New Orleans Hornets

Philadelphia 76ers

New York Knicks

Phoenix Suns

How many points did Miami Heat score in game 1 of their 2010 play-off first-round match?

66

76

59

81

Playing for over 3013 minutes in the 2012-2013 season, Demar DeRozan played for which team in the 2012-2013 season?

Indiana Pacers

Golden State Warriors

Boston Celtics

Toronto Raptors

Of the following players, who had the highest Points Per Game Average in the 2012-2013 season?

Al Horford

Paul George

David West

Chris Paul

In 2014, who became the all-time leader for missed field goal attempts in the NBA season?

LeBron James

Kobe Bryant

Carmelo Anthony

Kevin Durant

Put the following four NBA players in order of NBA career points scored,

Wilt Chamberlain

Oscar Robertson

Jerry West

Michael Jordan

Kyle Lowry played for which 2014 play-off team?

New York Knicks

Toronto Raptors

New Orleans Hornets

Memphis Grizzlies

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, which sport is the theme for the 2005 movie, Coach Carter?

Basketball

Football

Baseball

Tennis

Phil Jackson won the NBA Coach of the Year for which team in the 1995-96 season?

Philadelphia

Houston

Chicago

Kansas City

In basketball, how many feet is the net mounted above the floor?

5

7

10

9

In 2012, who became the youngest player to reach 30,000 NBA season points?

Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant

LeBron James

Carmelo Anthony

By what margin did the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics to become NBA Champions in 1985?

41365

4-0

41366

41367

What college did NBA star Paul Pierce attend?

Kentucky

Missouri

Wichita State

Kansas

By how many points did Miami Heat beat Philadelphia 76ers in game 1 of 2011’s first-round match?

12

8

15

19

Model Adriana Lima married which NBA star?

Dejan Bodiroga

Peja Stojakovic

Milan Gurovic

Marko Jaric

David Morway left his post as General Manager of which team in 2012?

NY Knicks

LA Clippers

Indiana Pacers

Utah Jazz

How many points did Shelvin Mack score for Atlanta Hawks in game 5 of the 2014 first round?

4

19

14

20

The width of a professional basketball hoop is equivalent to?

One head

Three hands

Four candles

Two basketballs

Monta Ellis made a leading 1436 FG attempts in the 2012-2013 season for which team?

Milwaukee Bucks

Washington Wizards

Atlanta Hawks

Charlotte Bobcats

Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith played for which team in the 2010 play-offs?

Philadelphia 76ers

Phoenix Suns

Denver Nuggets

Utah Jazz

By what margin did the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons to become NBA Champions in 2005?

41366

41365

4-0

41367

Masai Ujiri won which of these awards in the 2012-2013 season?

Citizenship Award

Sportsman of the Year

Teammate of the Year

Executive of the Year

DeAndre Liggins and Thabo Sefolosha played for which team in the 2012-2013 season?

Oklahoma City Thunder

New Orleans Hornets

Golden State Warriors

Chicago Bulls

Scoring: Which of these players had the highest points per game average in the 2012-2013 season?

Chris Paul

Ty Lawson

Dwight Howard

Klay Thompson

In which year did iconic basketball player Michael Jordan play in his final NBA game?

2005

2001

2007

2003

Chicago Bulls scored how many points in the final game of the 2014 first round?

73

69

79

84

By how many points did the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Toronto Raptors in their first game in the 2012-2013 season?

7

70

17

27

John Wooden won how many National Championships with UCLA?

10

15

18

5

In the 2012-2013 Western Conference, which of these teams finished highest?

San Antonio Sours

Denver Nuggets

Memphis Grizzlies

LA Clippers

How many assists did LeBron James score for Miami Heat in game 2 of their 2011 conference final?

9

5

3

12

Name the basketball defense strategy where each player guards a certain area?

Position defense

Place defense

Zone defense

Area defense

As of July 2014 how old is Magic Johnson?

46

54

58

50

How many basketball players are in a team in total?

5

2

1

12

How many players were on each team in the Shooting Stars competition at the 2012-2013 All Star Game?

3

6

5

4

Tim Ducan reached what landmark in career rebounds during the 2012-2013 season?

20000

13000

23000

4000

How many points did San Antonio Spurs score in game 2 of their 2010 first-round match?

110

106

120

102

San Antonio Spurs scored how many points in game 2 of the 2014 play-off first round?

89

92

85

101

By what margin did the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers to become NBA Champions in 1989?

4-0

41367

41366

41365

Enes Kanter played for which team in 2012’s play-offs?

Washington Wizards

Charlotte Hornets

Utah Jazz

Dallas Mavericks

In which position did NBA star Wilt Chamberlain play?

Shooting guard

Center

Power forward

Small forward

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