Some notes about Game Six:
- Do what you’re doing – It sounds simple, but it isn’t. The Celtics need to keep moving the ball, being aggressive off the bounce, and giving Lebron tranquilizers before each game. Stay committed to the glass, defensive rotations and making the extra pass. Feed KG in the post, run with Rondo in transition. If the Celtics keep playing the way they are, they’ll be tough to beat.
- Lebron might play point guard – Mike Brown says the Cavs are pondering lineup changes, and Lebron at point guard could be the answer. I’m not sure how the Celtics should feel about that. If Lebron’s in a backcourt with Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon, who the hell is Rondo going to defend? I guess it would be Parker, but that’s a big disadvantage for Rondo. Then again, if the Cavs start to run their offense through Parker in the post that’s probably not a bad thing for Boston. So my “expert’s” verdict? I have no fucking idea how that switch would work out.
- Jamison at small forward? – The other switch Brown might make is to play Antawn Jamison at small forward. The Celtics should be fine with this: if Brown puts Hickson in at power forward, KG still has a mismatch. If Brown goes with Varejao, the Cavs put their weakest offensive lineup on the floor.
- What I would do if I were Brown – Put Lebron at power forward. Go small. If Lebron’s at power forward, who the hell is Garnett going to defend? The Cavs are the best team in the NBA — the Celtics should have to adjust to them, not the other way around.
Prediction: Lebron destroys the C’s from the start, but Boston weathers the storm. Cleveland’s supporting task just doesn’t seem to be enough to handle Boston, suddenly clicking on all cylinders.