Winners and Losers from This Week in the NBA

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Winners and Losers from This Week in the NBA
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The NBA held its own during the first week of March Madness. Much of the credit for that garnering of attention belongs to the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets, whose simultaneously historic streaks gave even the casual basketball fan reason to tune away from the NCAA tournament, if only for a short spell.

Of course, there's much more to the Association than just a pair of high-profile playoff teams. The week that was also bore witness to the resurgence of a pair of gifted point guards, the late-game agony of a certain team in green, and the ecstasy of another that had gone a full four months without tasting victory on consecutive occasions.

Not to mention one instance in which a franchise based north of the border was made to look both ahead of the curve and behind the eight ball by its own futuristic analytics.

Before you get too wrapped up in how a bunch of college kids are ruining your carefully constructed bracket, let's have a look at who "won" and who "lost" the week that was in the NBA.

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