Power Rankings: Celtics stay on top, Lakers fall

Updated: March 31, 2008, 12:42 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com


When the Boston Celtics reclaimed the top spot in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings last Monday, there were still two teams in the league that they hadn't beaten this season.

There are now zero teams they haven't beaten.

The Celts recovered from a rare home blip against Philadelphia to beat Phoenix and New Orleans back-to-back and avenge recent road losses to the Suns and Hornets. That impressive double score comfortably kept Boston at No. 1; the Hornets are impossible to place lower than No. 2, and three traditional powers -- Detroit, Phoenix and San Antonio -- fill out a new-look top five that no longer includes the wasteful Lakers and Jazz.

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