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March 20, 2006
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March 20, 2006

Who's Hot / Who's Not

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Pistons

After losing just nine games before March, Detroit has dropped three of its last six, including an ugly 110-92 decision last Saturday to the .500 Wizards. Said Pistons coach Flip Saunders (right), "They kicked our butts every which way."

The Peach State

Atlanta lost out to Charlotte as the site of NASCAR's Hall of Fame. The Hawks have the NBA's fourth-worst record (20-40), and both Georgia (15-15) and Georgia Tech (11-17), despite forward Ra'Sean Dickey (left), fell in the first round of their tournaments.

The Diesel

On Sunday, Shaquille O'Neal was benched for all but 2 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter as the Heat rallied to beat the Cavs. With his free throw percentage at .468, Shaq is flirting with his career-worst bricklaying mark of .461, set last year.

Huskies

Those from Connecticut and Washington both played like dogs and were one-and-done in the Big East and Pac-10 tournaments, respectively. In the Iditarod last Saturday, Doug Swingley's sled dogs were reluctant to leave their warm straw beds, costing him valuable time.

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