Celtics climb to #24 in ESPN's NBA power rankings

Boston's last #24, Sam Jones
What a difference a week makes.  After falling all the way to the bottom of Marc Stein's ESPN power rankings, a three-game winning streak (Utah at home, Orlando and Miami back to back on the road) has the Celtics rising six spots up to #24 in the latest edition.

Surprisingly Stein has the 3-4 Magic three places ahead of Boston at #21, with the two clubs set to square off for the second time in four days tonight at the Garden.  The Heat also remain at #5 overall (no change from the previous week) despite their shocking home loss to the C's.

Another longtime Boston rival isn't faring so well however; at 2-4 the New York Knicks find themselves just behind the Celtics at #25.

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