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SportsPulse: Need a refresher on where we left off with the NBA before play was halted? Mackenzie Salmon hits the rewind button and gets us up to speed. USA TODAY

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The whistles shrieked seemingly every time a defender moved an inch. The passes looked sloppy as the ball left their hands. And the double-digit runs seemed as unpredictable as .

The on Thursday looked ugly by every measure. Both teams hardly looked as sharp and unified as they did when they to protest systemic racism before the game. And that is fine. How else would you expect both teams to play in their first game since the NBA

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