Atlantic Division (NBA)

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The Atlantic Division is one of the three divisions in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).wikipedia
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Eastern Conference (NBA)

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The Atlantic Division is one of the three divisions in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Boston Celtics

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The division consists of five teams, the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors.
The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

New York Knicks

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The division consists of five teams, the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors.
The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia 76ers

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The division consists of five teams, the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors.
The 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division and play at Wells Fargo Center.

Toronto Raptors

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The division consists of five teams, the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

Buffalo Braves

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The division was created at the start of the 1970–71 season, when the league expanded from 14 to 17 teams with the addition of the Buffalo Braves, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Braves competed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division from 1970 until 1978.

Brooklyn Nets

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The division consists of five teams, the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors.
The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

National Basketball Association

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The Atlantic Division is one of the three divisions in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Southeast Division (NBA)

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The Hawks joined from the Central Division, while the Heat, the Magic and the Wizards joined from the Atlantic Division.

Toronto

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The Toronto Raptors entered the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1995, and have since earned eleven playoff spots and five Atlantic Division titles in 24 seasons.

2010 NBA Finals

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The Celtics earned their berth into the playoffs by winning the Atlantic Division.

2012 NBA playoffs

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For the fourth time since 2006, a division winner (in this case the Atlantic Division champion Boston Celtics) opened the playoffs on the road.

2003 NBA Finals

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The Nets finished the regular season 49–33, good enough to win the Atlantic Division and clinch the number 2 seed in the East.

2013 NBA playoffs

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The New York Knicks entered the playoffs with their best regular-season performance since, finishing atop the Atlantic Division for the first time since.

2002 NBA Finals

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They then dismissed the Charlotte Hornets in five games before meeting their Atlantic Division rivals, the Boston Celtics, in the Conference Finals.

2018–19 Toronto Raptors season

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The Raptors were the first Atlantic Division team since the 2007–08 Boston Celtics to win the championship, and the first Eastern Conference team since the 2015–16 Cleveland Cavaliers to win the championship.

East Coast of the United States

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All teams, except the Raptors, are located on the East Coast of the United States.

Northeastern United States

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However, Toronto sports teams have over the years enjoyed rivalries with teams in the Northeastern United States (particularly, Toronto teams also share divisions with Boston teams in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, with the former also containing a team in New York City).

Major League Baseball

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However, Toronto sports teams have over the years enjoyed rivalries with teams in the Northeastern United States (particularly, Toronto teams also share divisions with Boston teams in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, with the former also containing a team in New York City).

National Hockey League

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However, Toronto sports teams have over the years enjoyed rivalries with teams in the Northeastern United States (particularly, Toronto teams also share divisions with Boston teams in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, with the former also containing a team in New York City).

1970–71 NBA season

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The division was created at the start of the 1970–71 season, when the league expanded from 14 to 17 teams with the addition of the Buffalo Braves, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Cleveland Cavaliers

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The division was created at the start of the 1970–71 season, when the league expanded from 14 to 17 teams with the addition of the Buffalo Braves, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers.