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9 Takeaways from Friday Night's NBA Action
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It was another busy Friday night in the NBA, albeit not exactly the most exciting one David Stern has ever seen as far as final scores are concerned.

Six games were decided by 12 points or more, while at least two others were blowouts throughout before the losing side narrowed the margin down the stretch.

Not that there weren't plenty of intriguing results to consider.

The Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Hornets and Denver Nuggets all staged sizable comeback victories. The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies needed overtime to settle their score, and rookie Damian Lillard scored a career-high 37 points to nearly lead the Portland Trail Blazers all the way back against his hometown Golden State Warriors.

Oh, and the ongoing drama for the league's two most valuable franchises continued. Certainly, there was plenty to take away from the 11-game slate the Association strung together for Jan. 11.

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