NBA Power Rankings: Does No. 12 equal No. 1 for streaking Celtics? – ESPN

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Make it a dozen for the seemingly unstoppable Boston Celtics. Despite losing Kyrie Irving to a facial fracture suffered Friday, Boston managed to eke out a close win Sunday over the Toronto Raptors to run their win streak to 12 games.

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Despite a rash of injuries and a fledgling roster, Boston’s winning streak is now at 12 games after Sunday’s gritty 95-94 triumph over Toronto.

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Was it enough to unseat the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets — each winners of six straight games — for one of the top two spots in our rankings?

At the other end of the spectrum, the falling LA Clippers have lost five straight and, after a string of injuries, aren’t looking like the team that raced out to a 4-0 start in October.

Every Monday throughout the regular season, our panel — ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Amin Elhassan and Ramona Shelburne, The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring — will rank the league’s 30 teams from top to bottom, with research notes on each team provided by ESPN Stats & Information.

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1. Golden State Warriors
2017-18 record: 10-3

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Golden State has won each of its past six games by 17 points or more. Only one other team in NBA history has done that: the 1989-90 Suns. The Stephen CurryKlay Thompson connection has been unmatched

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