9 Takeaways from Friday Night's NBA Action

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9 Takeaways from Friday Night's NBA Action
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Friday, Dec. 27, started sadly. A pair of All-StarsOklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook and Atlanta big Al Horford—were lost to devastating injuries before Friday's action even began.

Horford is out indefinitely with a torn right pectoral muscle, while Westbrook underwent right knee surgery and will be out until after the All-Star break. 

Another up-and-coming young stud, Washington's Bradley Beal, suffered a frightening knee injury in his team's 120-98 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Even King James is dealing with a groin strain and is questionable Saturday versus the Trail Blazers. 

But when the NBA action headed to the West Coast, the good vibes picked up. Warriors star Stephen Curry amazed home fans with his second triple-double of the season. In Sacramento, Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings to an upset of the defending-champion Miami Heat.

Let's get to it!

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