LeBron James and company just had their 12-game win streak snapped, but the Celtics held onto the No. 1 ranking thanks to their own win streak, which is at 13 games and counting.
No Rajon Rondo? No Problem. The Celtics win streak climbed to 13 this week thanks to solid games against playoff-bound Eastern Conference teams. While Nate Robinson filled in admirably for two games without Rondo, Paul Pierce carried the Celts with a three-game average of 22 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Just imagine how this team will look when Perkins and the O'Neal brothers return.
The Heat are followed by the Bulls at No. 3, and then the Magic and Knicks to round out the top five. Orlando, which has lost three straight and seven of their last 10 games, dropped from No. 2 to No. 4 this week.