Power Rankings: Celtics reach No. 1 ... at long last

Updated: December 17, 2007, 3:39 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com


Losing streaks in San Antonio and Orlando pretty much killed the suspense factor. But it's still a momentous Monday in Boston.

The Celts' storybook start has them on an otherworldly 75-7 pace and has vaulted them to No. 1 in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings for the first time since the committee (of one) took over this enterprise in the fall of 2002.

Your reaction to Boston's rise or the stunning 10-spot climb by the plucky Portland Trail Blazers -- or anything else you see -- is welcome here or at the bottom.

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