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Boston Celtics Bounce Back, Do They Move Up?

In our second week of NBA Power Rankings, the Boston Celtics held steady after winning both their games. The winless Cleveland Cavaliers bring up the rear in the standings.

Like the Eye of Sauron with The Ring, my gaze always goes first to the Boston Celtics before checking in around the league.

The Boston Celtics bounced back from a bad loss to the Orlando Magic, stealing a game from the Oklahoma City Thunder before big boy’ing Blake Griffin in Detroit.

Kyrie Irving still hasn’t found his shooting stroke, but the Celtics have been just fine because of a defense that still ranks top in the NBA and a bench that is the best in ball.

Meanwhile, Steph Curry is detonating all across the continental United States, unloading 11 threes vs. Washington, before following up with 25 fourth quarter points at Madison Square Garden.

Anthony Davis is coming out of his cocoon in New Orleans and boy is it beautiful. Jimmy Butler may become the first NBA All-Star who had to get traded because his teammate got a restraining order against him. Th Cleveland Cavaliers continued to show how crazy their owner is firing coach Ty Lue six games into the season.

Here is the second edition of the Hardwood Houdini NBA Power Rankings.

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