8 Takeaways from Friday Night's NBA Playoff-Primed Action

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8 Takeaways from Friday Night's NBA Playoff-Primed Action
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

At this point in the season, it goes without saying that an 11-game NBA schedule is rife with playoff implications.

Friday night's frenzied action was no exception to the rule. Only one game featured two teams outside of the playoff picture, two if you consider the Dallas Mavericks toast.

Some teams had the luxury of sitting their stars, as their playoff picture has grown abundantly clear. Others poked and prodded at their premier performers, hoping to find two more weeks of elite play lurking in their bruised and battered bodies.

That strategy (hope is probably the more appropriate term) worked better for some than it did for others.

Read on to find out which teams are itching for the start of postseason play and which ones are starting to plan their vacations.

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