Celtics rise to season-high No. 20 in ESPN power rankings

Darren Daye wore No. 20 for the Celtics from 1986-88.
In yesterday's Marc Stein NBA power rankings on ESPN.com the Celtics (19-31) landed at No. 20, the highest position they have held this season.  A 3-1 week bumped Boston up one spot from No. 21.  Stein writes:
Imagine where the Celts would be if they hadn't lost 11 of 12 games against fellow East residents before a win in New York against the Knicks launched a rare 3-0 start to the week. Boston would be even more of a playoff factor than it already is... 

The Celtics play just once more before the All-Star break when they host the NBA-best Hawks on Wednesday.  Should they somehow pull off a win, they are sure to rise even higher next week.

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