2012 NBA power rankings: Pistons climb out of the cellar

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Pistons got their first wins of the season this week and moved out of last place in the NBA power rankings.

The Detroit Pistons got their first two wins of the season and found their way out of last place in all the NBA power rankings from around the web. The Pistons got their wins against two playoff teams, beating the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and topping the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Nov. 18. Detroit looked impressive in both games, winning each by over 15 points.

Although their 2-9 record is still second worst in the league, the promise they've shown over the last week has moved the Pistons up to No. 27 in the NBA power rankings. Detroit is ranked No. 27 in Seth Rosenthal's rankings at SB Nation, Marc Stein's rankings at ESPN, John Schuhmann's rankings at NBA.com, Sam Amico's rankings at Fox Sports, and Kurt Helin's rankings at Pro Basketball Talk.

With what appears to be an easier schedule in the next week, with games against the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors, the Pistons could find another win or two and continue to rise in the power rankings next week.

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