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10 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Heart-Stopping NBA Action
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Wednesday's wild NBA action featured a pair of disappointing losses for the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Atlanta Hawks ran past Mike D'Antoni's club despite the absences of Josh Smith and Jeff Teague, constituting the first defeat.

And Kobe Bryant went down with an ankle injury in the waning seconds of that game, causing a much greater feeling of loss in L.A.

The actual loss on the court didn't hurt the Lakers at all, with the Utah Jazz rolling over for the eighth time in their last 10 games, but the potentially extended absence of Bryant could drastically reverse the Lakers' positive momentum.

Besides L.A.'s dual defeats, the Miami Heat took care of business for a 20th consecutive time, and the Memphis Grizzlies took a swipe at the Los Angeles Clippers out West.

And if you like high-scoring affairs, the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings both enjoyed a couple of blowout victories behind some big point totals.

Wednesday's games had something for everyone, except the faint of heart. Anyone with a cardiovascular condition probably shouldn't hear too much about the shocking results and stressful injuries that marked a full NBA slate. Otherwise, enjoy!

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