NBA Power Rankings: Miami Heat is fading; Boston Celtics rising

Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)
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Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) /

3. Boston Celtics

Over the last couple of months, it’s not outlandish to say that the Boston Celtics have been the best team in the league. They’ve consistently had the best defense in the league and their offense is finally clicking.

They have a certified superstar in Jayson Tatum and a really good No. 2 in Jaylen Brown. They have enough of a supporting cast that could help this team make a deep run in the postseason. Boston has been there before and knows what it takes.

There’s no reason to believe why the Celtics can’t do something magical over the course of the next couple of months. As hot as the Celtics have been as of late, it would not be at all surprising if this team won the East and made it to the NBA Finals.