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“I think I’m comfortable doing anything,” Pierce said. “I don’t limit
myself to just being a shooter, or just driving. I’m a natural born
scorer. I think I can do it all over the court. If the shot is there,
I’ll take it.”
…“Just going against the best, regardless if it’s LeBron,” Pierce said.
“It’s just going against the best teams. I just look at it over the
years, I get to play against the top teams, I always get to show my best
on the big stage. Obviously, playing against the MVP brings out the
best in the best players in the league.”
Honestly, I'm at my breaking point. Not much left to say, huh?
Just play the goddam game.
On Page 2: Ray gets ready for the Cavs D
“I just know during the playoffs, they contribute two guys to me,
always, just when I’m coming off pin downs,” Allen said. “I have to make
the right play, (Rajon) Rondo has to be in the right position, our bigs
have to be in the right position, and we have to capitalize off of
that. The only way we can force them away from that kind of defense is
if we penalize them for doing that.”
BALL MOVEMENT! BALL MOVEMENT! BALL MOVEMENT!
It's the most basic concept in basketball. If 2 guys are committing to 1 of your guys, then someone has to be open.
Move the ball around, and they'll pay. If they're using Rondo's guy, then he's got to be ready to burn that fool once he gets the ball back.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Bringing out The Truth | Cavs brace for tough times | Point is, Rondo is key | Varejao is perfect as pest | C's-Cavs season recap | Globe: Ascension complete | James & Pierce find place in NBA pantheon | Keys in Rondo's hands | Cavs to watch | ESPN Boston: Energy vs Energy | Scouting report: Beyond Lebron | CSNNE: Slowing down Varejao is key | Souza: Rondo keep his focus on point