8 Takeaways from Sunday's NBA Playoff Action

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8 Takeaways from Sunday's NBA Playoff Action
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday's NBA playoff action was all about heart.

Some teams, like the Boston Celtics, proved they had something beating in their collective chests and put forth season-saving performances (Well, season-prolonging ones, anyway.)

The Golden State Warriors also fall into this category, as a still-hobbled Stephen Curry dug deep to lead his Dubs to a thrilling 3-1 series lead over the Denver Nuggets in front of a crowd that was at deafening levels hours before tipoff. Sometimes, the heart of a fanbase counts, too.

On the flip side, the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks pulled a double "Tin Man," showing a complete lack of heart as they were each unceremoniously swept out of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat, respectively.

Sunday's games featured plenty of skill and smarts. But heart mattered most.

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