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The Heat and Pistons are scuffling for playoff positioning today. Detroit guard Spencer Dinwiddie got a little too excited to defend Goran Dragic and went and knocked his dang tooth out.

Amazingly, this is the second time that Dragic has lost a tooth during the 2015-16 NBA season. Dragic’s scoring average has improved in every month since he lost the tooth, so getting rid of this one is probably playoffs preparedness maneuver.

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My suspicion is that Dragic gets faster without having to carry the weight of an extra tooth. I’m not a “stats guy”, but this feels right.