I'm not second guessing the strategy and game plan from Game Two. The players didn't try, and I don't care what plays were called, or what strategy was discussed, nobody executed anything. That was why I defended Mike Brown last night after the game, and I also understand why he wanted to play at the tempo he did last night, and why he rode it out with guys like Shaq, AP, and Mo as long as he did. I understand it because it did work in Game One - Mo did explode in the third, Shaq showed some signs in the fourth, and why change that strategy going into Game Two when what you did just worked itself into a W. I get all that. I also get that the Celtics made some adjustments in Game Two, and I think its now time the Cavaliers offered a wrinkle of their own in response.
And by wrinkle, I'm saying let's use some of that versatility to be as aggressively athletic as possible for a good stretch of this upcoming Game Three. I'm not saying fastbreak basketball all night, and I'm not necessarily calling for a new starting five. But I am saying I'd like to give the following line-up a look that lasts at least 25 minutes long come Friday night...you tell me if I'm crazy:
PG - Delonte West
SG - Jamario Moon
SF - LeBron James
PF - Antawn Jamison
C - J.J. Hickson
Mo can get minutes here also for West or Moon, and Andy especially if he can go health wise. On the outside looking in though, is then Shaq, AP, and Z...and all due respect, that's where those guys belong for the moment.
Will the Cavs have some problems defensively with this group?