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Monday, January 9, 2012
C's jump to 14th in power rankings

By ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Celtics climbed two spots to No. 14 in the last edition of ESPN.com's NBA power rankings.

The Celtics rank seventh in the East behind Miami (1), Chicago (2), Atlanta (6), Philadelphia (7), Indiana (11), and Orlando (12). Their next opponent, the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, who have also stumbled out of the gates, sit one spot ahead of Boston at No. 13.

On the Celtics, curator Marc Stein writes: "The Celts will dive into a testing stretch -- Dallas, Chicago and OKC at home with a quick trip to Indy thrown in -- with plenty of rest, given that they haven't played since Friday. If only Friday's outing wasn't a momentum-sapping loss at home to the Pacers."

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