8 Takeaways from Tuesday's NBA Action

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8 Takeaways from Tuesday's NBA Action
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Tuesday, December 31, was the last day of 2013 (and the last day before the good college football bowl games), so hopefully you had a chance to enjoy some NBA action.

The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors closed out the year on impressive winning streaks, while the Atlanta Hawks continued to play strong basketball in the wake of Al Horford's injury. DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings pulled off the last big upset of the year in Houston. And the Portland Trail Blazers put their recent losing streak behind them with a big with in Oklahoma City.

But the news wasn't all good. Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving injured his knee and will go for tests on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets continued their descent into mediocrity (or worse) with a pair of embarrassing losses.

Happy new year, and let's get to it!

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