6 Takeaways from Saturday Night's Momentous NBA Action

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6 Takeaways from Saturday Night's Momentous NBA Action
Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday night's NBA action was all about momentum.

The Philadelphia 76ers put the brakes on their runaway train of dysfunction, knocking off a Golden State Warriors team that picked up even more speed on their four-game nosedive. The Sixers aren't likely for the playoffs, but the Dubs' losing skid has them sprinting in the wrong direction as the playoffs near.

At the United Center, the Chicago Bulls rode their starters into the ground, all in the name of building a little steam in their quest for home-court advantage.

And it wasn't just the teams involved in Saturday's four-game schedule that built or destroyed momentum, either; plenty of individual players had performances that either continued or started some serious rolls.

Brandon Jennings had his own personal assist party, and Joakim Noah kept chugging along with a second straight huge statistical night. Stats aside, J.J. Redick proved that he might be the guy to propel the Milwaukee Bucks to another level.

Let's check out who changed direction, who picked up speed and who came to a screeching halt on Saturday.

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