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2012 NBA power rankings: Celtics 10th in early rankings after 1-2 start

After the first week of the new NBA season, SB Nation's first power rankings are out and the Celtics come in at No. 10 after their 1-2 start.

Jared Wickerham

The 2012-13 NBA season is less than a week old, but the first edition of power rankings are out, analyzing where teams are after our first looks at them on the court.

The Boston Celtics ranked 10th in the first week of SB Nation's power rankings after starting the season 1-2. Boston lost games to the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks before beating the Washington Wizards on Saturday.

SB Nation's Seth Rosenthal had this to say about the first impressions of the 2012-13 C's: "The old Celtics have been fine, but Boston's had an especially difficult time getting its new guys to mesh, particularly on defense."

Rookie Jared Sullinger was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time against Washington. The Celtics also added veteran shooter Jason Terry in the offseason to bolster their core of Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

"One can only assume it's a matter of time and experimentation," Rosenthal went on to write, "but Boston's looked especially miserable, even for a team in progress."

The Celtics are back in action on Wednesday, Nov. 7, when they host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Be sure to check out the full SB Nation NBA power rankings here.