Celtics up to No. 22 in ESPN's NBA Power Rankings

The Celtics retired No. 22 for the late Ed Macauley.
A 2-2 week has the Celtics rising three spots to No. 22 in Marc Stein's ESPN NBA Power Rankings (from No. 25 last Monday).  Personally I think they got robbed a bit.  A case can easily be made for Boston to be ahead of the No. 21 Bucks (3-4) and the No. 20 Thunder (2-5).

The C's play just two games in the week ahead, hosting the Thunder minus Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, and LeBron James and the No. 14 Cavaliers on Friday (yes, Stein actually has the 2-3 Cavs all the way down at No. 14).  There's no reason why the C's shouldn't go .500 for a third consecutive week and continue to move up in the rankings.

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