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2012 NBA power rankings: Celtics slip to No. 13 with pair of losses

The Boston Celtics fell out of the top 10 in SB Nation's latest NBA power rankings after going 1-2 over the last week with losses to Brooklyn and Milwaukee bookending a victory over Portland.


Two losses in the last week left the Boston Celtics just one game above .500 and sliding down in the latest SB Nation NBA power rankings.

In this week's power rankings, writer Seth Rosenthal has the Celtics (9-8) at No. 13, down from their spot at No. 10 a week ago. When explaining his rankings, Rosenthal wrote this about the Celtics:

The Celtics, as is, have been consistently overpowered around the basket. The Celtics with Rajon Rondo out are just kinda yucky (and capable of blowing 17-0 leads, it seems), though they did defend well versus the Blazers and Jeff Green's mini-emergence has been encouraging. Avery Bradley should be back soon, which is great, but would be greater if he were a foot taller.

After the testy loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday, the Celtics bounced back with a 96-78 win over the Portland Trailblazers on Friday before losing by three points to Milwaukee on Saturday.

Boston is back in action on Tuesday at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

To see who Rosenthal had rising and falling this week as well as what he had to say about them, you can read the full NBA power rankings here.