Power Rankings: Lakers feeling the pain

Updated: February 4, 2009, 9:17 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The four teams at the top of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings are pretty much interchangeable. So brace yourself for plenty of shuffling every Monday for the rest of the regular season.

This particular Monday is a prime example, with the Boston Celtics retaining the top spot as the NBA's first 40-win team ... but with Orlando vaulting from No. 4 to No. 2, leapfrogging No. 3 Cleveland with their home rout of the Cavs and dropping the Los Angeles Lakers to No. 4 after L.A. suffered the twin blow of a home loss to Charlotte and Andrew Bynum's scary knee injury.

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Also, check out John Hollinger's daily Power Rankings.

Tune in Tuesdays to "NBA Fastbreak" on ESPN to see this week's U.S. Army Power Rankings. New York is the U.S. Army Team of the Week after posting three quality wins that have inched the Knicks to the brink of a top-15 spot for the first time all season.

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