BTBP NBA Power Rankings: December Edition

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Nov 20, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) and guard Isaiah Thomas (4) react after a play against the Brooklyn Nets during the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

15. Boston Celtics

Brad Stevens’ Boston Celtics are exactly what you’d expect them to be. They don’t have vast amounts of talent, but they have a strong focus on playing the game the right way, and they’re ready to spring an upset on any given night. With an improved Eastern Conference, it should be tougher for them to make the playoffs, yet they still might manage it.

With the disappointing injury to Marcus Smart, Boston are certainly short in terms of point guard depth, but Isaiah Thomas is still blazing his own high scoring trail with over 20 points a night. Avery Bradley has elevated his game up a notch, and Jae Crowder and Jared Sullinger remain high caliber role players. Now the Celtics just need to find a focal point.

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