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Duke playing like a perfect fit

Updated: December 9, 2012, 5:21 PM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Two years ago, Tyler Thornton was one of the chosen ones, a 19-game starter for Duke as a sophomore.

Now his biggest role comes off the court, where he plays understudy to Seth Curry.

Curry, you see, doesn't practice much. He's got a shin injury to his left leg and an ankle injury to the right. The ankle will get better over time; the shin won't. It's a matter of managing it, keeping Curry fresh by keeping him off the court until ...

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