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Power rankings: C's stuck at No. 5

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The Celtics can't budge from No. 5 in the latest power rankings.For the third straight week, the Celtics hold firm at No. 5 in the latest ESPN NBA Power Rankings.

Boston did finds itself leapfrogged by Miami this week (the Heat are No. 4 behind the Lakers, Bulls, and Spurs). Writes curator Marc Stein: "You know the saying: As Rondo goes, so goes Boston. So it's no wonder the Celts are in a 3-4 funk; Rondo has averaged just 6.0 ppg and 6.4 apg, while shooting 31.3 percent from the floor, in those games."

Elsewhere: C's drop to No. 7 in Hollinger's computer rankings | Boston at No. 7 in NBA.com poll