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Past articles by Ben:

Germany wins FIBA World Cup; Canada tops USA Basketball for bronze

Germany won its first gold medal Sunday, while the Americans head home empty-handed following Sunday’s 127-118 overtime loss, which netted Canada its first FIBA World Cup medal. → Read More

Wizards are ‘reshaping’ with Jordan Poole and Kyle Kuzma as keystones

Both players, entering their prime years, welcome the bigger roles they will have on a team without outside playoff expectations. → Read More

Anthony Davis is a different challenge than the Warriors have ever faced

The Lakers’ big man proved in Game 1 that he will be a much different type of threat to the defending champions in a 117-112 win. → Read More

76ers center Joel Embiid wins NBA MVP award

The six-time all-star center finally broke through following second-place finishes to Nuggets center Nikola Jokic in each of the last two years. → Read More

James Harden goes for 45 as Sixers stun Celtics in Game 1 without Joel Embiid

The Sixers' guard spent much of the season playing in the shadow of Embiid, who is an MVP finalist. But he delivered in a key moment to open the series. → Read More

LeBron James's Lakers and Stephen Curry's Warriors square off

Nearly five years since they last squared off in the Finals, James and Curry, who are both four-time champions, are finally set to resume their postseason rivalry. → Read More

Stephen Curry’s Game 7 record sends Warriors into showdown with Lakers

Curry scored 50 points, the most ever in a Game 7, as Golden State sent Sacramento home and prepared to take on LeBron James. → Read More

Kings go on road and rout Warriors, forcing defending champs to Game 7

The defending champions, playing on their home floor with a chance to close out a younger team, came out inexplicably flat and lost to the Kings, 118-99. → Read More

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ‘worst postseason ever’ calls for soul searching

The star forward says the season isn't a “failure,” but Milwaukee will need to make some changes after their upset loss to Miami in the first round. → Read More

Draymond Green had another playoff meltdown, and now he’ll miss Game 3

Green’s stomp on the chest of Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis led to him being suspended from Game 3 of their first-round series. → Read More

What to know about the 2023 NBA playoffs (scores and schedule)

The who, what, when, where and why of the 2023 postseason. → Read More

What's next for Caitlin Clark after jaw-dropping NCAA tournament run?

Angel Reese’s taunting was a sign that Caitlin Clark’s success has made her the hunted, not the hunter. → Read More

Basketball Hall of Fame calls for Gregg Popovich, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki

Joining the starry trio among this year's class are former Spurs and French national team point guard Tony Parker, Lakers and Grizzlies big man Pau Gasol and the WNBA's Becky Hammon. → Read More

NBA, players union reach tentative agreement on seven-year labor deal

Facing a March 31 opt-out deadline, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement early Saturday on a labor deal. → Read More

Kevin Durant and LeBron James return to supercharge West playoff chase

As the final day of the regular season, approaches, the West has seen a rush of stars getting back on the court. → Read More

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks are in a bind after Kyrie Irving trade

Dallas has dropped to 11th place in the Western Conference since trading for Kyrie Irving. → Read More

Connecticut blitzes Gonzaga to reach the Final Four

The Huskies look like the championship favorites heading to Houston after another double-digit rout. → Read More

Hawks fire Nate McMillan amid subpar season, front-office overhaul

Atlanta will exit the all-star break as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and has gotten underwhelming seasons from Trae Young and Dejounte Murray. → Read More

Are trade requests good for the NBA? Depends on whom you ask.

Is it good for the league when players such as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden force their way out of teams? → Read More

Mac McClung puts on a show and wins the NBA slam dunk contest

In addition to McClung's victory, Damian Lillard won the three-point contest and a trio of Utah Jazz players won the skills competition. → Read More