Power rankings: C's climbing again
On the heels of a four-win week, the Boston Celtics climbed three spots to No. 15 in this week's ESPN.com NBA Power Rankings. Boston will have a chance to shimmy even further with its next two opponents the two teams in front of them (Houston at 14, Philadelphia at 13). Writes curator Marc Stein: "There are two ways to look at that ridiculous Rondo stat line that I was lucky enough to witness in person: (1) Trading someone with that sort of stat-stuffing ability is pure lunacy; (2) The fact that Boston is even pondering the prospect of trading Rondo tells you what a, um, challenge managing him must be."
Play Podcast The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan discusses the rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, the performances of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and Boston's best team in history.
Play Podcast The ESPN Boston High School football crew discusses Week 8 of the Massachusetts HS football season.