NBA Power Rankings: Does No. 12 equal No. 1 for streaking Celtics?

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:31:01 AM. Make it a dozen for the seemingly unstoppable Boston Celtics. Despite losing Kyrie Irving to a facial fracture suffered Friday, Boston managed to eke out a close win Sunday over the Toronto Raptors to run their win streak to 12 games. ...
Make it a dozen for the seemingly unstoppable Boston Celtics. Despite losing Kyrie Irving to a facial fracture suffered Friday, Boston managed to eke out a close win Sunday over the Toronto Raptors to run their win streak to 12 games. Coach K: 'Young' Blue Devils prepared to face Spartans McCaffrey: Panthers' offense best when team 'plays fast' Judge calls winning ROY 'dream come true' Coach K jokes about Bilas at Duke sc Was it enough to unseat the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets -- each winners of six straight games -- for one of the top two spots in our rankings? At the other end of the spectrum, the falling LA Clippers have lost five straight and, after a string of injuries, aren't looking like the team that raced out to a 4-0 start in October. Every Monday throughout the regular season, our panel -- ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz, Amin Elhassan and Ramona Shelburne, The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight's Chris Herring -- will rank the league's 30 teams from top to bottom,?with research notes on each team provided by ESPN Stats & Information. Previous rankings:? Week 4 |? Week 3 |? Week 2 |? Week 1 1.? Golden State Warriors 2017-18 record: 10-3 Golden State has won each of its past six games by 17 points or more. Only one other team in NBA history has done that: the 1989-90 Suns. The Stephen Curry- Klay Thompson connection has been unmatched so far. According to Second Spectrum, Thompson has an 82 percent effective field goal percentage off...Read more
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