7 Takeaways from Thursday Night's NBA Action

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7 Takeaways from Thursday Night's NBA Action
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Rarely, if ever, has the NBA seen such a sterling ratio of thrilling results to games played during the regular season as it did on Thursday night. The slate was small—three games, to be exact—but all three went down to the wire and were decided by three points or less.

The New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics were locked in a defensive battle during their first meeting since a cereal-related scrum between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett on January 7th.

The Phoenix Suns, in their second game under interim coach Lindsey Hunter, gave the Los Angeles Clippers all they could handle without the services of Chris Paul.

But, surprisingly enough, the Toronto Raptors and the Orlando Magic, both likely bound for the lottery, turned in the most exciting finish of the night, thanks to an impossible buzzer-beater.

And that's to say nothing of the All-Star reserves, which were announced on TNT prior to the evening's action...and stirred up plenty of controversy on the Internet.

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