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Power Rankings: C's at No. 27

The Boston Celtics dropped three spots to No. 27 in this week's ESPN.com NBA Power Rankings.

Writes curator Marc Stein: "Anyone else out there amused by seeing the Celtics start out 0-4, win four in a row and then drop three straight to utterly toy with Bill Simmons' emotions and make him flip-flop daily on whether to root for the Celtics to tank or make a playoff push? Of course not! Thoroughly rhetorical question."

The Celtics remain in front of Sacramento, Milwaukee, and Utah.

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