Monday is a day where we can expect the latest power rankings from around the league. Personally, I was excited to see where the Celtics would stack up, coming off six game winning streak, with their two latest wins coming in extremely impressive fashion. With the C’s rolling and the Lakers reeling after losing four straight last week….this appeared to be Boston’s chance.
However, I forgot to take into account that Dallas is playing well and Marc Stein is a bit of a Mavs fan. Plus, they edged the C’s in Dallas earlier this year. However, all things being equal on an neutral court, would anyone out of Dallas be willing to take the Mavs in a head-to-head matchup? In any case, here are the top two spots courtesy of ESPN.com:
|2010-11 Power Rankings: Week 6|
|1 (2)||Mavericks||16-4||It’ll be fascinating to see what The Streakbusters can do with their six straight home games. I’d buy into Hollinger’s idea that they can really stretch this thing to 15 … except that the Mavs lose focus at home so often.|
|2 (3)||Celtics||16-4||The Rondo Effect: Folks are starting to ask on a regular basis whether RR can really pull a Stockton and average 14 dimes for the season. The KG Effect: Boston has started at a brisk 16-4 for the fourth consecutive season.|
The good news? Hollinger’s power rankings have the C’s going out on top, ahead of the Spurs thanks to their strong schedule and growing margin of victories. I ask you the question though C’s fans, through 20 games, despite all the injuries, does Boston still deserve the top spot at this juncture?