7 Takeaways from Friday Night's Lopsided NBA Action

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7 Takeaways from Friday Night's Lopsided NBA Action
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If Thursday night's NBA slate was all about quality, then the Friday schedule was nothing if not chock full of, well, quantity.

For better or worse.

Three nail-biters in three tries on Thursday gave way to a slew of blowouts on this, the final Friday of January. Of the 10 games on tap, eight (eight!) were decided by double-digit margins, including the Boston Celtics' 12-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks in double overtime.

The lone exceptions? The Cleveland Cavaliers' five-point triumph over the Central Division-rival Milwaukee Bucks and the San Antonio Spurs' six-point result over the Dallas Mavericks in a game in which Tim Duncan didn't participate and Manu Ginobili played just eight minutes.

And, realistically, the game wasn't even that close. The Spurs led by as many as 26 points in the third quarter.

Not that there weren't plenty of interesting subplots therein. Let's have a look at some of those, shall we?

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