Ben Swanson

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Wall trashes Indy O and D with blocks, wicked dish

Wall has kickstarted a Washington onslaught on the Pacers' defense and offense.

End of season roundtable review


How do our writers assess the Bobcats' season? Who was the Bobcats' MVP? Who disappointed most? Rufus on Fire's Bobcats-focused writers discuss these topics and more.

The story of the Bobcats branding


No surprise here: Bob Johnson hijacked Bobcats' branding for ego, team had little branding continuity or consistency.


Clips beat Warriors after Sterling receives ban

Amid "We Are One" chants created in the fallout of the Sterling scandal, the Clippers defended their home turf, led by DeAndre Jordan's scoring effort.


Grizzlies again eke out OT win to take series lead

The Thunder were resilient as can be in a comeback effort, but last-second heroics from Serge Ibaka failed to beat the buzzer.


Ibaka's last-second putback too late to win game

Time proved the best defender on Ibaka's shot that would have won the game for the Thunder.


Wizards take series 4-1 with road win over Bulls

D.C.'s upstart youngsters led by John Wall, Bradley Beal and Nene finished their first round matchup with a close win to end the series 4-1.


Warriors planned boycott before Sterling's ban

Golden State, led by Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala and David Lee had readied a plan to boycott their game had Adam Silver's punishment of Donald Sterling not met their expectations.


Stiviano 'very saddened' by Sterling lifetime ban

In just the newest odd turn in the Donald Sterling saga, the woman initially described as his mistress has said she's saddened by the NBA's lifetime ban of Sterling.


'Inside the NBA' crew lauds Silver for action

The crew of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal applauded Adam Silver's strong decision to ban and fine Donald Sterling for racially insensitive comments.

An epilogue on a season of progress


The Bobcats made a smart offseason signing and coaching decision and found their foundation but they still have a lot to do.


Bobcats vs Heat, Game 4 gamethread

Today's tunes: "I Remember" - The Roots

Bobcats vs Heat, Game 4 diss rap


Ben Indubitably, it's time for Kemba to bring it ruthlesslyAnd we're sick of LeBron's face stuck to incredulityThe Cats are down but this ain't no eulogyEveryone outside of the Big Three is poo to...

Jefferson doubtful, Biyombo likely to start Game 4


Al Jefferson is doubtful to play Game 4 as he continues to struggle through the pain of a torn plantar fascia. Bismack Biyombo will likely start.

Michael Jordan condemns alleged Sterling comments


Michael Jordan has added his feelings to the growing disgust with an alleged recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling making bigoted statements

Bobcats disappoint in playoff home opener, 98-85


Charlotte opened their first home playoff game in four years with a disappointing loss, falling to the Heat 98-85


Bobcats vs Heat, Game 3 gamethread

Today's tunes: "Saliva" - Viktor Vaughn (aka MF Doom)

Bobcats vs Heat, Game 3 diss rap


If the diss rap today is any indication, the Bobcats are going to beat Miami so bad they'll give Charlotte 4 wins and end the series.

Breaking down MKG's surprising offensive game


MKG led the Bobcats in scoring in Game 2, to the surprise of many. His weaknesses are well-known, but the Bobcats managed to utilize his skills to find a lot of success. How did it happen?


Bobcats vs Heat, Game 2 gamethread

Today's tunes: "Get Real, Get Right" - Sufjan Stevens

Bobcats vs Heat, Game 2 diss rap


Game 1 was a dud, but if Game 2's rhymes are any indication, the Bobcats are about to destroy Miami.


Clippers ruthlessly rout Warriors to even series

Blake Griffin dropped 35 points (his career playoff high) to lead the Clippers to a blowout at home as they even the series at one.


Grizzlies even series with thrilling OT road win

The Thunder nearly pulled off the comeback win in overtime, but the Grizzlies defended their lead throughout the game well, earning a win to tie the series at one apiece.


Kevin Durant hits insane circus 3 in OKC comeback

There's no real way to stop Kevin Durant sometimes. OK, a lot of times.


Ibaka goes Dikembe, wags finger after dunk denial

Serge Ibaka had an insane rejection of Ed Davis' dunk at the rim and celebrated like it was 1994 (and like he's Dikembe Mutombo).

Jefferson still in boot, Bobcats' hopes on edge


The Bobcats' hope rest on their big man's foot and plantar fascia.


Bobcats vs Heat game 1 gamethread


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