Rank 'Em: NBA Power Rankings

Created: February 16, 2009, 11:27 AM

Where do the Celtics rank?

The All-Star game has come and gone, and it's time to look at where each team stands in the grand scheme of the NBA's playoff picture.

Out East, the Celtics and Cavaliers are in the best shape, with Boston leading all of basketball with 44 total wins. The Magic are not far behind, though the quality of talent drops off sharply after those top three. The Atlanta Hawks have shown some sparks, but for the most part, the East is a three-team race.

In the West, things are more balanced. The Lakers are clearly the class of the conference, but a number of thirty-plus win teams--the Nuggets, Blazers, Spurs, Rockets, Hornets, Mavericks, and Jazz--will offer stiff competition come playoff time.

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  • Charlotte Bobcats
    Record: 21-31
  • Philadelphia 76ers
    Record: 27-24
  • Milwaukee Bucks
    Record: 26-29
  • Chicago Bulls
    Record: 23-30
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
    Record: 40-11
  • Boston Celtics
    Record: 44-11
  • L.A. Clippers
    Record: 13-40
  • Memphis Grizzlies
    Record: 15-37
  • Atlanta Hawks
    Record: 31-21
  • Miami Heat
    Record: 28-24
  • New Orleans Hornets
    Record: 30-20
  • Utah Jazz
    Record: 30-23
  • Sacramento Kings
    Record: 11-43
  • New York Knicks
    Record: 21-31
  • L.A. Lakers
    Record: 42-10
  • Orlando Magic
    Record: 38-13
  • Dallas Mavericks
    Record: 31-21
  • New Jersey Nets
    Record: 24-29
  • Denver Nuggets
    Record: 36-17
  • Indiana Pacers
    Record: 21-33
  • Detroit Pistons
    Record: 27-24
  • Toronto Raptors
    Record: 21-34
  • Houston Rockets
    Record: 32-21
  • San Antonio Spurs
    Record: 35-16
  • Phoenix Suns
    Record: 28-23
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Record: 13-40
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
    Record: 17-34
  • Portland Trail Blazers
    Record: 32-20
  • Golden State Warriors
    Record: 19-35
  • Washington Wizards
    Record: 11-42