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The Good, the bad and the vicious

Even though the Good Doctor isn't seeing the good basketball he wants, there's always his old standby -- gambling.

Updated: May 24, 2003, 7:46 PM ET
By Hunter S. Thompson | Page 2 columnist

Wow! This is incredible. We have just witnessed two consecutive good basketball plays in a single NBA Eastern Conference playoff game. It is 10:19 pm on a wet Tuesday night in America. The top-seed Detroit Pistons are more or less leading the quasi-dangerous New Jersey Nets, champions of the NBA East. Ho ho.

The score is 78-76, a repulsively low total for any NBA game with two minutes left in the fourth quarter. It is a shameless mockery of what the NBA used to look like at ...

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