9 Takeaways from Monday Night's NBA Action

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9 Takeaways from Monday Night's NBA Action
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The winds of change are blowing in the NBA, and even though we have yet to pass the quarter pole in the season, some major trends are starting to take shape.

Monday's NBA action featured LeBron James further distancing himself from the rest of the mortals who populate the league, the Boston Celtics heralding an impending apocalypse and the Dallas Mavericks failing to protect their own house for the first time this year.

Elsewhere, the New Orleans Pelicans got a wake-up call from the mighty San Antonio Spurs, and Iman Shumpert sent a clear message to a flailing New York Knicks organization.

Key injuries reared their ugly heads in Memphis and Chicago, too.

There are still a great many months left in the 2013-14 season, but Monday's games went a long way toward setting up the storylines we'll be following all year.

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