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Monday, December 23, 2013
Power Rankings: C's slide to 20th

By ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Celtics dipped four spots to No. 20 in this week's ESPN.com NBA Power Rankings.

Writes curator Marc Stein: "Double-whammy Sunday for Brad Stevens. Going back to Indy to absorb a 27-point pounding from the Pacers ... that was the easy part. Hearing Rajon Rondo announce he might not be able to come back in January is the bigger blow with the Celts so eager to see those two work together."

The Celtics, marred in a three-game losing streak, have slipped to the eighth-ranked Eastern Conference team. They were fourth a week ago.

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Bonus links: Celtics 18th in Hollinger Rankings | 10th in Insider's Tank Rank