6 Takeaways from Wednesday's NBA Playoff Action

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6 Takeaways from Wednesday's NBA Playoff Action
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday's NBA playoff action was all about urgency. The teams that showed some, like the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics, were met with good results and were able to stave off elimination.

But for the Atlanta Hawks, who played like they were ready to go home, a lack of urgency was the biggest factor pushing them toward a postseason demise.

On an individual basis, Paul George showed a glimpse of what his future might hold, James Harden shot the lights out and Omer Asik rose to a very personal challenge. Plus, Kevin Durant endured another lesson in just how tough life is going to be without Russell Westbrook.

As the playoffs roll on, tensions are mounting, momentum is shifting and desperation (for some teams) is reaching a fever pitch.

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