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Layups: Celtics Still #2 in Hollinger Power Rankings

Posted by Neil Paine on December 22, 2008

Despite their historic start, ESPN.com statistical analyst John Hollinger ranks the Boston Celtics as the 2nd-best team in the league, behind the Cleveland Cavaliers. Why? Hollinger explains that the Cavs have actually had the better average margin of victory, and that Boston's unbeaten record in games decided by 5 points or less makes them ripe for some regression to the mean.

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