The NBA was clearly glad to be done with the trade deadline. With the stress of player movement out of the way for the remainder of the 2012-13 season, the league could finally get back to the business of playing basketball without fear of having to pack their bags and change addresses in the middle of a contentious campaign.
And it showed. The last Friday of February featured no shortage of fantastic affairs amongst a 12-game slate. Six of the games were decided by single digits, including both of the West Coast closers.
Not that blowouts weren't prevalent or anything. The Indiana Pacers, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics all took their opponents to task.
All in all, it was a great Friday to be a fan of the NBA, with plenty of noteworthy results that will have an impact during the stretch run.