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That’s what that clock is for!

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24 second violationSometimes fans in Detroit take for granted that the Pistons have the fundamentals down cold. You know, understanding how to execute a good pick-and-roll, remembering to box out on free throws, and, uh, knowing what the clock that counts down from 24 seconds on top of the backboard is for. Larry Brown is learning just how lucky he had it:

Knicks coach Larry Brown claimed one of the players asked him how he could tell how much time was left on the shot clock. "I never thought I'd have to hear that kind of response," he said. "You can't take anything for granted."

Curry sidelined with ankle sprain [Star-Ledger via Ben Maller]