Biggest Takeaways from NBA's Christmas Day Action

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Biggest Takeaways from NBA's Christmas Day Action
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Another year, another interesting slate of results from a star-studded lineup of NBA games on Christmas Day.

Not all of the games were particularly good. Only two of them—the bi-coastal battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks, and the 2012 Finals rematch featuring the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder—turned out to be tightly-contested affairs.

Regardless of the margins, each of the five matchups offered food for thought in one form or another. From old problems and new solutions to standout performances from stars in situations familiar and otherwise, the marquee day on the league's regular-season calendar yielded no shortage of storylines to track going forward.

As far as takeaways are concerned, these seven stood out from among the rest.

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