10 Takeaways from Sunday Night's NBA Action

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10 Takeaways from Sunday Night's NBA Action
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Sunday night's NBA action was thrilling from start to finish, with the Los Angeles Lakers taking the Oklahoma City Thunder down to the wire and the Boston Celtics rallying in double overtime against the Miami Heat.

Even the blowouts were a bit intriguing, as Dirk Nowitzki put on a small show against the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Hornets exposed a bit of a weakness in the Memphis Grizzlies lineup.

No matter which game you pick, they were all easily better than the Pro Bowl, which went along nearly unnoticed up against the NBA and the Royal Rumble putting eyes on the real athletic contests.

We saw two teams in games that felt like they were "must-wins," and they came away with wins.

We saw another two teams battle it out in explosive fashion for the second night in a row, and it lived up to the billing that it had created the previous evening.

If there are nights like this happening once a week then it's easy to say that the NBA has a terrific product on its hands. But this has nearly become a nightly occurrence, as storylines are constantly converging, growing and evolving on a nightly basis.

So if you missed any bit of the action from Sunday, I've got for you the biggest things to keep in mind moving forward, and what will end up affecting the league over the course of the next few weeks. 

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