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Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2017, 10:37:20 PM »

Offline Jiri Welsch

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A reminder that ESPN is NY-based, and Boston teams are filtered. Remember those highly deflated footballs.

I saw another power ranking on TV that had the Celtics ranked no.1, FWIW. It's too early to make such comparisons.

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Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2017, 10:41:00 PM »

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I think its fine, Houston vs Celtics is debatable, I'd give more weight to the quality of the opponents they beat.

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2017, 10:43:44 AM »

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New power ranking came out today (link below), and we are still 3rd, behind Warriors and Rockets.

Am not surprised, seeing how well both of those teams played in the past week, and had a tougher schedule than ours.

Still, kind of funny that we our streak is now up to 12, and we did not go up a spot.

The GSW game will settle a lot of this, either way.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21351221/nba-power-rankings-our-expert-panel-unveils-rankings-week-5

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« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2017, 10:59:03 AM »

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Itís based on weekly results . And warriors are dominating other teams. I donít have a problem with the rankings .

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2017, 11:01:33 AM »

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No problem with the rankings.  Celtics are winning undermanned some of these games and personally I doubt they have the firepower to actually win say in the Playoffs scrapping like this.  3rd is real good, especially all things considered.
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Celtics still ranked 3 by espn power rankings
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2017, 12:32:12 PM »

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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21351221/nba-power-rankings-our-expert-panel-unveils-rankings-week-5



Cavs ranked 9. You think IT will help their defense?

"Just how bad has the Cavs' last-place defense been? They allow nearly as many points per 100 possessions as the 2015-16 73-win Warriors scored and are on pace to allow the most 3-pointers per game in a single season. Yet they maintain their top-10 spot due to the greatness of King James"

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2017, 12:36:11 PM »

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Being a 12 game win streak, longest in the NBA this year, should put you in at #1.

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2017, 12:38:52 PM »

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Yup definitely fair.

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2017, 12:57:09 PM »

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Itís based on weekly results . And warriors are dominating other teams. I donít have a problem with the rankings .

Can you explain?

I thought the weekly results were just one of the factors.

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2017, 12:57:50 PM »

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Power rankings are dumb, subjective ways of measuring teams, but it's pretty ridiculous that they have Houston over us given our impressive streak with our injuries. I'm not too impressed with them, and I think our elite D would cause them problems and cause them to jack up even worse shots than they already take.

Ultimately, I think we're pretty clearly the second best team in the NBA right now. Can't wait until Thursday's game against GS. Hopefully everyone is healthy (besides Gordy) so that we can have a true measurement of where we are in the league. I think we matchup even better with them now than we did last year, and we should really thrive on turning them over and pushing the ball.
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Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2017, 01:00:44 PM »

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I think the Celtics would lock down the Rockets.

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« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2017, 01:03:18 PM »

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Power rankings are dumb, subjective ways of measuring teams, but it's pretty ridiculous that they have Houston over us given our impressive streak with our injuries. I'm not too impressed with them, and I think our elite D would cause them problems and cause them to jack up even worse shots than they already take.

Ultimately, I think we're pretty clearly the second best team in the NBA right now. Can't wait until Thursday's game against GS. Hopefully everyone is healthy (besides Gordy) so that we can have a true measurement of where we are in the league. I think we matchup even better with them now than we did last year, and we should really thrive on turning them over and pushing the ball.
you act like Houston doesn't have injury concerns as well.  They've also only had 4 players play in all 14 games and like Boston their 2nd best player got hurt in their first game and he hasn't played since.  Houston has played a tougher schedule thus far and is 11-3.  It certainly isn't crazy to put them ahead of Boston on the season.

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2017, 01:08:15 PM »

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Itís based on weekly results . And warriors are dominating other teams. I donít have a problem with the rankings .

Can you explain?

I thought the weekly results were just one of the factors.
Hmm maybe ...

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2017, 01:16:48 PM »

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I thought last week's #3 position was fair but now that the streak is up to 12 and the C's are still the best defensive team in the league, I felt like they should've jumped up to #2. Warriors are still #1 because they are just demolishing everyone but I would feel pretty good about a match up with the Rockets as a Celtic fan.
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« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2017, 01:46:39 PM »

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A reminder that ESPN is NY-based, and Boston teams are filtered. Remember those highly deflated footballs.

I saw another power ranking on TV that had the Celtics ranked no.1, FWIW. It's too early to make such comparisons.
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