7 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Trade Deadline NBA Action

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7 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Trade Deadline NBA Action
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

You know it's been a good night in the NBA when the action on the court far outshines the chatter off of it, even with the trade deadline just hours away.

Such was the case on this particular Wednesday. After an uninspiring evening on Tuesday to resume the regular season after the All-Star break, the Association returned in full force with a veritable smorgasbord of scintillating affairs to satiate the appetites of hoops heads everywhere.

Not that there weren't plenty of beatdowns on the docket. The Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers were among those involved in games that weren't particularly riveting in the closing moments, to say the least.

Still, between clutch performances from Kyrie Irving and James Harden to LeBron James dropping dimes down the stretch for the Miami Heat, there was plenty to get the average fan excited, and even more to build on what's shaping up to be an enthralling stretch run to close out the 2012-13 season.

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