1. LA Clippers Face Entirely Different Challenge in Second Round

    It feels as if a year has passed since the Los Angeles Clippers dropped Game 1 of their opening-round series against the Golden State Warriors . And yet, the road to a championship is still just beginning...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 7,825 reads 81 comments

  2. What to Expect from Every NBA Playoff Second-Round Series

    What more can fans ask of the NBA playoffs? The highly competitive first round featured eight contests that went into overtime and culminated in five Game 7 showdowns. Again, that was just the first round...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 71,090 reads 180 comments

  3. 5 2014 Free Agents Who Make Most Sense for Phoenix Suns

    After a miraculous 48-win season that came just short of vaulting the Phoenix Suns into the playoffs, it’s clear that the rebuilding process is moving along quicker than initially anticipated...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 26,156 reads 59 comments

  4. Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks: Game 7 Preview and Predictions

    The Atlanta Hawks have proven themselves to be a matchup nightmare for the top-seeded Indiana Pacers. Despite holding a late lead in Game 6 that would have closed out Frank Vogel’s ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 7,856 reads 50 comments

  5. No Suspensions Will Be Handed out for Game 7 of Pacers-Hawks Series

    It appears as if the NBA under commissioner Adam Silver will be more lenient with regard to the rulebook than predecessor David Stern. According to Pacers...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 16,972 reads 152 comments

  6. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors: Game 7 Preview and Predictions

    The Golden State Warriors hung on to a tight 100-99 home win in Game 6 against the Los Angeles Clippers. They’ll head back to Southern California for a do-or-die Game 7 showdown at Staples Center on Saturday, May 3, as a result...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 16,628 reads 58 comments

  7. Golden State Warriors Owner Denies Talks Over Mark Jackson's Job Status

    The job security of Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has been a hot topic in recent weeks. Team owner Joe Lacob, however, seems to have put those rumors to bed for the short term...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 13,264 reads 50 comments

  8. May 3 Will Be 1st Time in NBA History 3 Game 7s Will Be on Same Day

    What do the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors as well as the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks have in common? After knotting ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 8,859 reads 2 comments

  9. Could the Phoenix Suns Have the Fastest Rebuild in the NBA?

    The Phoenix Suns missed out on postseason play for a fourth consecutive year in 2013-14. That equates to the longest playoff drought in franchise history since a five-season spell from 1970-71 through 1974-75...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 6,047 reads 45 comments

  10. Are Portland Trail Blazers Just Feel-Good First Round Story or Real Contender?

    The Portland Trail Blazers have leapt out to a 3-1 series lead against the Houston Rockets by stealing home court in Texas and snatching Game 4 at home...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 14,312 reads 97 comments

  11. Baron Davis Recalled Donald Sterling's Cursing Him out and 'Delusional' Demeanor

    The fallout of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks has brought numerous NBA personalities to the forefront...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 18,520 reads 28 comments

  12. Brooklyn Nets Must Dispatch Toronto Raptors ASAP to Ensure Playoff Legs

    The 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets were assembled with one goal in mind: win a championship. For the revamped roster to have any shot at competing beyond the first round, though, it will have to send the Toronto Raptors packing as soon as possible...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 6,827 reads 43 comments

  13. Report: Doc Rivers Will 'Never' Return to Clippers If Donald Sterling Stays

    In the wake of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist comments , ample uncertainty hangs over the organization. Included in that narrative is head coach Doc Rivers ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 120,032 reads 306 comments

  14. Nets GM Says He, Not Jason Kidd, Banished Lawrence Frank Earlier This Season

    Brooklyn Nets first-year head coach Jason Kidd received plenty of fallout for the team’s rocky start and the reassignment of assistant coach Lawrence Frank to “doing daily reports” back in December...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 14,256 reads 17 comments

  15. Dwight Howard Says Giving LaMarcus Aldridge Bad Food Is Only Way to Stop Him

    Portland Trail Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge has dominated the Houston Rockets in their first-round series, but Dwight Howard may have a dastardly plan up his sleeve to thwart future outbursts...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 17,634 reads 49 comments

  16. Happy Birthday Tim Duncan: Remembering the Big Fundamental's Top 15 Moments

    San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is celebrating his 38th birthday today, April 25. He still has plenty left in the tank at an advanced age, but retirement is sure to be on the horizon in the next couple of seasons...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 17,046 reads 25 comments

  17. Who Is Under More NBA Playoffs Pressure, Frank Vogel or Scott Brooks?

    The phrase “coaching for his job” has become old hat within NBA circles. In a “what have you done for me lately?” league, every head coach is sitting on the hot seat...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 1,667 reads 15 comments

  18. Indiana Pacers Still Believe in Roy Hibbert, but Why?

    The self-assurance and poise of Indiana Pacers starting center Roy Hibbert is at an all-time low. The Atlanta Hawks have taken full advantage of the matchup problems they pose ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 45,988 reads 300 comments

  19. 5 Top 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Phoenix Suns Should Target

    The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a 48-34 record. That mark would have left the desert dwellers tied for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference but didn’t even crack the top eight out West...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 12,143 reads 40 comments

  20. Brooklyn Nets Need More from Deron Williams to Be Legit Playoff Threat

    Gone are the days when Deron Williams routinely averaged 18 points and 10 assists per game with the Utah Jazz en route to two All-NBA Second Team appearances...

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  21. Courtney Lee Says Memphis Grizzlies Don't Mind Russell Westbrook Taking Shots

    The NBA opening-round series between the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder is knotted at one game apiece heading back to the FedEx Forum...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 5,616 reads 65 comments

  22. Nick Young Puts Extra Swag on His 1st Pitch at Dodger Stadium

    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, and the results were less than stellar...

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  23. NBA Fines for Technicals, Flagrants, Suspensions Skyrocket from 2012 to 2014

    Fighting, criticizing referees, getting caught for flopping multiple times, getting hit with technical and flagrant fouls—all of the above will earn you a fine in today’s NBA ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 5 months ago 5,983 reads 29 comments

  24. Clippers Color Analyst's Ballot Gaffe Throws Wrench in NBA MVP and MIP Voting

    With Most Improved Player candidates like Anthony Davis, Lance Stephenson, Kyle Lowry, Gerald Green, DeAndre Jordan and others—including Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic, ...

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  25. The Biggest Takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers' 2013-14 Regular Season

    Are there silver linings to the Los Angeles Lakers' 27-55 campaign? Is there a chance that head coach Mike D’Antoni could actually return, despite seemingly endless vitriol ...

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