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Winners and Losers from Wednesday Night's Wild NBA Playoff Action
Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder both bowed out of the 2013 NBA playoffs on Wednesday night. And as everyone knows, the Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies advanced, but most folks already figured they'd be winners anyway.

We'd all seen enough over the first four games of their respective series to know that.

There was some intriguing stuff going on on Wednesday night, though, and it went far beyond the nominal winners and losers.

The more interesting winners of the evening included willpower, a roll of tape and an injured point guard. Intrigued? Then you'll probably also enjoy learning that the losers featured an overmatched coach, fairy tales and old-school wisdom.

Let's get to it.

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