10 Takeaways from Friday's NBA Action

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10 Takeaways from Friday's NBA Action
Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Spor

With 11 games taking place on Friday night, points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals were a flowin' in NBA arenas. 

So too were highlights, unexpected brawls and outcomes sure to leave you scratching your head and wondering what in the world was going on. 

The Los Angeles Lakers allowing points in bunches again? OK, maybe that wasn't too surprising.

But how about the Houston Rockets blowing out a team with the best record in the NBA? Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett helping to make history for the visiting team in the Boston Garden? The Dallas Mavericks allowing a 30-point lead slip away? 

Yep, it was a weird night in the Association. 

Of course, it was also an entertaining one. What else would you expect with 22 of the NBA's 30 teams in action? 

First of all, let me get a procedural note out of the way. My apologies to fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons, though, as someone had to get snubbed with 11 games and 10 takeaways. 

To make it up to you, I'll provide you with some quick-hitting thoughts for those two teams: 

  • Kevin Love is really good. We already knew this, but he confirmed it with another 28 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. 
  • Big changes are coming for the Pistons during the offseason, as this whole Josh Smith experiment continues to be a big disaster. 

With that out of the way, let's get on with the biggest stories of the night. 

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