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Only one team played 'smashmouth' ball

Updated: August 6, 2009, 4:14 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- The same word kept coming out of Detroit Pistons coach Michael Curry's mouth, over and over again until the count got up to nearly a half-dozen.

The word was "smashmouth," and Curry wasn't using it to describe his own team's play.

"This is the only team that really physically plays smashmouth basketball against you, and we're not as sharp in our coverages as we were," Curry said. "To beat them we have to be a more physical team."

Translation: The Pistons ...

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