A blown generator and a smoke-filled arena prevented the Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs from bringing the NBA to Mexico City, per The Associated Press (via the New York Daily News). But the other seven games that made up Wednesday's stateside slate of hoops provided some explosive action of their own.
The Eastern Conference, lately maligned as home to an inferior collection of talent, lashed out at the West for the first time all year. The balance of power won't be shifting anytime soon, but we saw enough to know that the East has at least a little fight in it.
Plus, a superstar spurred his team to yet another signature win in Portland, a young stud continued his incredible run in Milwaukee and an MVP candidate made things personal in Salt Lake City.
Elsewhere, we saw a brilliant coaching clinic and an NBA record inching closer.
The smoke may not have cleared in Mexico City just yet, but now that the dust has settled on Wednesday's results, why don't we seek some clarity in the form of takeaways?