Biggest Takeaways from Thursday Night's Uneven NBA Action

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Biggest Takeaways from Thursday Night's Uneven NBA Action
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The appetizer turned out to be the main course on Thursday night, with a thrilling Mavericks-Thunder game giving way to a snoozer of a Clippers-Celtics game.

Blame the Clips, they've been too good of late. Broadcasters keep putting them on national television, and they keep putting their foes (and the viewers) to sleep. 

Oklahoma City provides more entertainment when things aren't going smoothly because we expect near perfection from Sam Presti's machine.

Russell Westbrook has been a good passer so far this season, but his last two games have given critics plenty of fodder. Meanwhile, Kevin Durant makes an MVP argument seemingly every night. 

Chris Paul is also making his MVP case. He's just doing it with subtlety on a team that isn't subtle about smashing opponents into the ground. It was a far from perfect double-header, but there was individual brilliance to behold. 

Read on to see the biggest takeaways from the two games.

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