Celtics #25 in ESPN's Week 1 NBA Power Rankings

KC Jones, retired Celtic #25
The Celtics find themselves at #25 in the opening week edition of Marc Stein's ESPN NBA power rankings.  Milwaukee, Utah, Orlando, Phoenix, and Philly (#26-30) are the only teams below Boston, with the lowly Charlotte Bobcats (#24) one spot ahead of the C's.

To no surprise the defending champion Heat are #1, however Doc Rivers and the LA Clippers in the #2 slot may raise some eyebrows.  Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's Brooklyn Nets begin the season at #7.

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