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Lack of practice making perfect for Seth Curry as he fights through injury for No. 2 Duke

Seth Curry has had a pretty good senior year for No. 2 Duke. Imagine how much better it might be if he could practice.

He's the Atlantic Coast Conference's third-leading scorer at nearly 17 points per game. He ranks as one of its top 3-point shooters with 57 and almost certainly will be a big part of Duke's game plan against top rival North Carolina on Wednesday night.

That's despite pain in his right shin so persistent that he rarely practices.

Curry joked Tuesday that it's "the college player's dream" to play in games but not practice.

He says his work is usually limited to walkthroughs, going through defensive assignments and shooting without much contact.

Teammate Quinn Cook says "I don't know how he does it."