Cleveland March 29 7:30PM

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  1. max

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    Cleveland March 29 7:30PM

    tv: WDIV,NBAtv

    Series tied 1-1 with 2 more to go ( incl this one ). So far the home team has won convinsingly but of course the Cavs made the big trade for Ben Wallace last month.

    11/28 - Pistons won 109-74 at home ( James left in 2nd quarter due to injury )
    3/19 - Clev won 89-73 in Clev ( Ben made his debut against the Pistons )

    Last 10 games.
    Detroit 6-4 W1
    Clev 5-5 L2

    Note - neither team is playing on Friday. I will see about the injury reports as they are made avail, hopefully Rip can make it back for this one.
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    This game doesn`t really mean much to either team. BS! Each team would like to beat the u know what out of the other.

    It looks like the Cavs have the 4th seed locked up and of course the Pistons have the 2nd seed locked, howeer, this game has tie breaker implications in a playoff matchup.

    I don`t know if Ben or Rip will see any action in this one, but I am sure the Pistons 'switch" will be in the on position. Let`s just hope it`s not a LeBronout!!!!!
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    Right now the bench is Flip's switch. Those guys play as hard as they can every time they are on the court. Flip needs to use that source of energy to keep the intensity up.
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    I'd like Sheed to tell us before the game (not after) whether this game 'counts' or not.


    That'd be swell.... Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.




    After saying I'm getting GD tired of losing to Cleveland.

    And... Put Amir or Dyess on LBJ. TRY IT.
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    That`s a joke, right?
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    No, it's a regular season game, why not.

    As I've noted before

    A) on multiple switches/helps Dyess and Amir have done VERY well on him in the past.

    B) both are very athletic (less so Dyess anymore) and at least as big as LBJ so his patented... Heisman stiff arm into travel into weak blockingfoul called move won't be quite as effective. Back off another half step, make him shoot semi contested stand still J's.

    C) The game he blew up in last year, game 5, we were sans Dyess.

    D) Why not, all our other 2's / 3's are either stick skinny, or are the Etroit Pistons Arvis Hayes, who hasn't any D, or J lately.

    E) It's his penetration not his stand still shooting/get his own 20' J's that kill you and put you in the penalty.
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    Can you give me an example of when this has worked?
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    I'd put money on both Amir and Dyess fouling out in one quarter trying to guard LBJ.
  9. TaS

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    I agree. Except, neither one would actually touch him.
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    LBJ has an aura. All you have to do is touch it to get a foul. I heard you can see it if you wear special glasses at the games. The refs have special contact lenses.
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    Tay and Afflalo need to spend their time guarding Bron. Give Tay first crack but if that doesn't work try AA and follow the model set by the Rockets vs. Lakers. I would try and put Tay on him exclusively. When Bron sits; so does Tay. Or if Tay gets in foul trouble come with AA.

    Let Rip and CB worry about scoring while Tay and AA worry about slowing down Bron.

    In the Rockets v Lakers game; Battier's sole responsibility was stopping Kobe. When Kobe sat; so did Battier. It worked to perfection in that game.

    I think the two different body styles of Tay and AA would work well if the officials don't treat AA like a rookie defender and call every touch foul.
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    I agree 100%
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    It would be a fragrant if they touch him!!
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    I'd be happy if Flip just tried ANYTHING out of the ordinary to try and stop The Bron. ...anything.

    I'd kinda like to see Flipper stick some smaller/quicker dudes on him to see if that'll disrupt him a bit. It seems that the Pistons' biggest problem is staying in front of James. I think Lindsey or Spellcheck have a better chance of doing that than Tay has demonstrated. Hopefully, doing this (going small) would cause LeBron to try and post up against these little guys. It's a LOT easier for a big to slide over and help in that situation than it is when LeBron is blowing by Tayshaun and racing through the lane for a dunk.
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    Start with AA on him until he fouls out. Then put Maxiell on him until he fouls out. Then go with Amir until he fouls out.

    Then in the 2nd quarter, go back to the way that we usually do it.
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    It's a good plan, but I'm not sure McDyess can stick with LeBron.
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    Its not always that bad with the calls because LBJ does not need them. Different from someone like Wade who needs and tries to get them.
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    :mod: Red alert!! The serial thread editor strikes again!
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    I LOVE THIS GAME! No one can stop them when they are focused! Slammed the door shut on LBJ and the rest are just average. Can't wait until next week when Horn comes on to take the Cavs calls.

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