NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings November 27, 2009

November 30th, 2009 by Jeff Smith Leave a reply »
Boston has won its last two games to take its record to 11-4, and has now opened a 4.5 game lead over 7-9 Toronto in the Atlantic division.

Cleveland is 11-4 and on a three game winning streak. The Cavaliers have a two game lead over Milwaukee in the Central division, as the Bucks are now 8-5 after losing their last two.

Orlando had an up and down week after losing to Miami on Wednesday night, but came back to beat Atlanta on Thanksgiving night. The Magic are currently 12-4 and have the most wins in the conference.

The Hawks are a half game back at 11-4, and Miami is third with a 9-5 record.

At the opposite end of the East, the Nets remain winless after losing their 15th game of the season to the Trail Blazers 93-83 on Wednesday. Here is a brief look at my power rankings for the top three teams in the Eastern Conference.


Boston Celtics (11-4) Current Odds to Win the Eastern Conference +205

Last Friday, in a key showdown with the Magic, Boston came up on the short end an 83-78 defensive battle. The Celtics couldn’t avoid another slow start, and trailed by as many as 16 points i ...

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