10 Takeaways from Friday Night's Thrilling NBA Action

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10 Takeaways from Friday Night's Thrilling NBA Action
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Friday night's NBA action was marked by a couple of thrilling finishes and exciting returns to action from a few of the league's biggest stars.

Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol rejoined the L.A. Lakers' starting lineup, but instead of helping the Purple and Gold blow by the Washington Wizards, they combined to shoot just 10-of-30 from the field in a game that featured a monstrous performance from John Wall.

Tony Parker also returned to the San Antonio Spurs, who found themselves locked in an overtime battle against the surprisingly feisty Utah Jazz.

In addition to all of that, Carmelo Anthony looked like himself again, Larry Sanders lost his head and the Miami Heat stuck to the script in securing their 25th straight win.

It was business as usual in the NBA on Friday night, as the professionals put on a show that more than measured up to that other amateur tournament that was going on during the day.

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