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Beard: Coronavirus ordeal puts sporting world in different perspective

Two weeks ago, the Pistons had a nondescript loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in what seemed — at the time, at least — to be just some dwindling grains of sand in the hourglass of a lost season. It was their 11th loss in the previous 12 games, dropping them to the fifth-worst record in the league.

Ho, hum. Five weeks left until the offseason.

In the postgame locker room, I found Christian Wood, one of the Pistons’ few bright spots this season, and sat next to him.