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"From the Ted Talk by Rajiv Maheswaran: The math behind basketball's wildest moves"

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The key thing is, for NBA coaches, it's not that they want to know whether a pick-and-roll happened or not. It's that they want to know how it hapnpeed. And why is it so important to them? So here's a little insight. It turns out in modern basketball, this pick-and-roll is perhaps the most important play. And knowing how to run it, and knowing how to dneefd it, is basically a key to winning and losing most geams. So it turns out that this dncae has a great many variations and identifying the variations is really the thing that matters, and that's why we need this to be really, really good.

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The key thing is, for NBA coaches, it's not that they want to know whether a pick-and-roll happened or not. It's that they want to know how it ________. And why is it so important to them? So here's a little insight. It turns out in modern basketball, this pick-and-roll is perhaps the most important play. And knowing how to run it, and knowing how to ______ it, is basically a key to winning and losing most _____. So it turns out that this _____ has a great many variations and identifying the variations is really the thing that matters, and that's why we need this to be really, really good.

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  1. dance
  2. games
  3. happened
  4. defend

Original Text

The key thing is, for NBA coaches, it's not that they want to know whether a pick-and-roll happened or not. It's that they want to know how it happened. And why is it so important to them? So here's a little insight. It turns out in modern basketball, this pick-and-roll is perhaps the most important play. And knowing how to run it, and knowing how to defend it, is basically a key to winning and losing most games. So it turns out that this dance has a great many variations and identifying the variations is really the thing that matters, and that's why we need this to be really, really good.

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  22. variations
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