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10 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's NBA Action
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Wednesday night's 10-game slate featured plenty of explosive NBA action.

The Portland Trail Blazers detonated against the Brooklyn Nets, amassing a humongous margin of victory that very much fit the term "blowout." Elsewhere, the Cleveland Cavaliers got a huge effort from Kyrie Irving in the evening's most surprising upset.

And in San Antonio, there was en explosion of the literal variety. Don't worry; nobody was hurt. Well, nobody except whoever has stock in Manu Ginobili's shoe company.

Many of the Los Angeles Lakers continued to seek their own chances to blow up. Unfortunately, those efforts are coming at the expense of L.A.'s ability to play sound basketball.

Finally, the result of the marquee matchup between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers sent a clear message to Dwight Howard and his teammates: Either ignite a late-season surge or fizzle out and slip down the playoff ladder. Houston's current playoff positioning could cause their postseason hopes to go up in smoke as soon as the first round.

Let's light the fuse on Wednesday's takeaways.

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