Celtics jump to No. 6 in ESPN power rankings. SIX.
No. 6, Bill Russell.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com released his weekly NBA power rankings yesterday, and your Boston Celtics find themselves in the No. 6 position. Sixth. In the entire NBA.
Only the No. 1 Warriors (24-1), No. 2 Spurs (20-5), No. 3 Cavaliers (15-7), No. 4 Thunder (16-8) and No. 5 Raptors (16-9) are ahead of the C's (14-10). A 2-1 week that included a blowout win in New Orleans, a home victory over Chicago and the epic double-OT loss to Golden State lifted Boston from No. 9 in last Monday's rankings.