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  •  Yes, the number of shots is an absolutely (2+ / 0-)
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    kurt, MooseHB

    precise number, because they occur in discrete units - but the number of seconds can only be estimated (nowadays, to the tenth of a second in basketball).  Thus, 3 significant digits is pretty much the limit that can be used in the example provided (assuming a countdown from 59.9 seconds), so any digits past 24.0 is incorrect.

    And, good luck on getting that stuff banned.    

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