The Boston Celtics slipped another spot to No. 12 in this week's ESPN.com NBA Power rankings. After spending time at the top of this poll earlier this season, the Celtics are now dangerously close to the middle of the pack.
Writes Marc Stein: "The same Celtics team that early in the season reeled off 11 straight wins returned to work Tuesday night in Sacramento having blown eight second-half leads of double digits this season. Which is tops in the NBA."
Boston has also slipped back to No. 11 in John Hollinger's daily statistical rankings.