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SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-14-11

With one week left before the All-Star break, the NBA playoff picture is now coming into focus. Out West, the San Antonio Spurs have separated themselves from the pack, and are in the driver seat for the No. 1 seed. The Dallas Mavericks, who trail the Spurs by seven games, have a precarious hold on […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-24-11

The first half of the 2010-2011 NBA regular season is officially in the books, and it appears the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are on yet another collision course (unless, of course, the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat have something to say about it). Those elite teams currently hold the top four positions […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-9-11

It’s crowded at the top in this edition of the SoB NBA Power Rankings, and a theme seems to be emerging: if you want to be a dominant team this season, you have to have at least three star players. The Spurs, Celtics, and Heat all have their own version of a “Big Three,” and […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 12-17-10

There’s a new top dog in this week’s edition of the SoB NBA Power Rankings. Our very own Boston Celtics, currently riding a 12 game win-streak, dethroned the Los Angeles Lakers to earn the No. 1 spot. The Celtics benefited from first place votes from John and KC. I ranked the San Antonio Spurs slightly […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: 11-30-10

A lot has changed in the NBA during the month of November. The San Antonio Spurs currently own the best record in the NBA, the struggling Miami Heat have fallen out of our top 10, and Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets have come back to reality after their torrent 8-0 start. One thing, […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: 11-7-10

The 2010-2011 NBA season is nearly two weeks old, which means it’s time for us basketball junkies here at Sports of Boston to bring you the first installment of the SoB NBA Power Rankings. So, just in case your forgot, here’s how this works: Our three NBA experts (John Scullane, KC Downey, and myself), have each […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 4-10-10

The final ballots are in with less than a week remaining in the NBA regular season. It’s been a long strange trip to say the least. When we at Sports of Boston started our bi-weekly NBA Power Rankings back in December, the Celtics and Lakers were far and away the two most dominant teams in […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-27-10

With just a little over two weeks remaining in the regular season, the race for the NBA playoffs is heating up. Elite teams like the Lakers and Cavaliers look to continue playing winning basketball in order to solidify the top seed in their respective conferences, while the Raptors and Trailblazers will try to fend off […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-14-10

Most NBA players and coaches agree that March is the most trying month of the season. With the playoffs still well over a month away, teams are simply looking for consistency in the wake of injuries and long road trips. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, two teams who made their teams significantly better at […]

Celtics Fall to Grizzlies in Boston for First Time Since ’06

OJ Mayo’s near perfect FG pct. was a microcosm of the near perfection the Memphis Grizzlies (34-31) achieved against the Boston Celtics (40-23) on Wednesday night at the TD Garden. The second year shooting guard out of USC made seven of eight shots for a total of 17 points, and went 2/3 from beyond the […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-27-10

The All-Star break is officially over and the push for the NBA Playoffs has begun. This week’s SoB NBA Power Rankings feature the same ten teams as our 2/12 rankings, but things have shaken up a little bit. The top four teams (LA, Cleveland, Orlando, Denver) remain the same. The LA Lakers reclaimed the No. […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-12-10

The top-ranked Cleveland Cavaliers and the LA Lakers maintained their stranglehold on the top two spots in the fifth installment of Sports of Boston’s NBA Power Rankings. Once again, the Cavs were unanimously voted the top team in the league by our NBA experts, with the Lakers sitting just three points back. The Orlando Magic, […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-29-10

After six straight weeks atop the SoB NBA Power Rankings, the Lakers have finally been dethroned by the Cavaliers. But, the defending champions didn’t fall far. They sit at the No. 2 spot just ahead of the Hawks. The streaking Nuggets, who are 9-1 in their last ten games, shot up four places from No. […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-16-10

Three of the top four teams in this week’s SoB NBA Power Rankings are from the Eastern Conference, but the defending champion LA Lakers remain at No. 1 for the third consecutive poll. The Celtics slipped to No. 3 after being leap-frogged by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who sit in the second place spot just one […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: 12-30-09

Hello loyal readers, and welcome to the second edition of Sports of Boston’s bi-weekly NBA Power Rankings. We decided to set it up a little different this week. Four of our experts (Andrew Kipp, KC, Teddy Byrne, and John Scullane) ranked who they think are the top 10 teams in the NBA . The teams […]